End of life care

We need to ensure that the care people receive at the end of life is compassionate, appropriate and gives people choices in where they die and how they are cared for. The Government published an End of Life Care Strategy – promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life.

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Infection prevention and control in care homes: information resource published

An information resource and summary for care workers on the prevention and control of infection in care homes has been published. These aim to assist staff in taking all reasonable … Read more → – Infection prevention and control in care homes: information resource published

Liverpool Care Pathway independent review: Public call for evidence launched

Members of the public were today invited to share their experiences of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), both good and bad, as part of an independent review being chaired by … Read more → – Liverpool Care Pathway independent review: Public call for evidence launched

FSA issues information sheet on preventing listeriosis in hospitals and nursing/care homes

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a new information sheet on preventing listeriosis in hospitals, nursing homes and care homes. Listeriosis is a rare but potentially life-threatening illness caused … Read more → – FSA issues information sheet on preventing listeriosis in hospitals and nursing/care homes

Review of Liverpool Care Pathway outlined

The review looking at how the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is being used in practice is to be chaired by crossbench peer Baroness Julia Neuberger. Baroness Neuberger, who is Senior … Read more → – Review of Liverpool Care Pathway outlined

Competition launched to support mental health sufferers and end of life care

Businesses are being encouraged to come up with new products or services that will help improve the experience of people with mental health illnesses and people the end of their … Read more → – Competition launched to support mental health sufferers and end of life care

Funding allocations announced for new children’s hospice 2012/13 grant

The Department has announced details of the funding allocations for the additional £721,000 made available for new children’s hospices set up within the last 3 years. Details of the  allocations … Read more → – Funding allocations announced for new children’s hospice 2012/13 grant

End of Life Care Strategy: Fourth Annual Report

The Department has published the fourth annual report on progress in delivering the End of Life Care Strategy, which was published in 2008. The End of Life Care strategy states that, … Read more → – End of Life Care Strategy: Fourth Annual Report