Route map aims to improve end of life care for people in prison

Published 13 September 2011, the good practice tool from the National End of Life Care Programme aims to help professionals working with people nearing the end of life in prison.

The route to success in end of life care – achieving quality in prisons and for prisoners is part of a cross-government drive to improve offender health. It is published amidst predictions that an aging prison population will see more deaths from natural causes in prisons.

The document, part of the programme’s route to success series for improving end of life care, is intended as a practical guide for both prison staff and health and social care professionals.

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