End of life care

Liverpool Care Pathway independent review: first meeting of the review panel

The panel appointed to review the use and experience of the Liverpool Care Pathway for Dying Patients (LCP), chaired by Baroness Julia Neuberger, met for the first time on 18 February 2013. At that meeting the panel acknowledged the serious … Read more → – Liverpool Care Pathway independent review: first meeting of the review panel

Hunt calls for action to save more lives

Health Secretary sets out strategy to tackle mortality and cardiovascular diseases. Improvements in the fight against the five big causes of death, including new plans to tackle cardiovascular diseases, could save 30,000 lives by 2020, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has … Read more → – Hunt calls for action to save more lives

Media round up: end of life care and the Liverpool care pathway

Media coverage has highlighted examples where people have reported that care in the last days of life has not been of high quality. Several organisations, co-ordinated by the National End of Life Care Programme, are initiating projects to learn from … Read more → – Media round up: end of life care and the Liverpool care pathway

£50 million investment for dedicated dementia homes and wards

Dedicated funding to create care environments for people with dementia, which aid treatment by helping avoid confusion and keeping patients calm, has been announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Up to £50 million will be available to NHS Trusts and … Read more → – £50 million investment for dedicated dementia homes and wards

Making it possible for more people to die at home while reducing emergency hospital visits

Making it possible for more people to die at home while reducing emergency hospital visits A new study published on 14 November 2012 by the Nuffield Trust provides strong evidence that Marie Curie’s home-based nursing service reduces the need for … Read more → – Making it possible for more people to die at home while reducing emergency hospital visits