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  • Last modified date:
    23 November 2009

In this section, you can find background information, guidance and links to other useful publications.

Links to relevant websites


National service frameworks (NSFs)

NSFs set national standards and identify key interventions for a defined service or care group. They also put strategies in place to support implementation, establish ways to ensure progress within an agreed timescale and help to raise quality and decrease variations in service. A number of NSFs include guidance on end of life care.

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