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Welcome to End of Life Care Programme

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To improve the quality of care at the end of life for all patients and enable more patients to live and die in the place of their choice

Following the publication of, 'Building on the Best, Choice Responsiveness and Equity in the NHS,' (December 2003), it was shown that patients and carers want choice over care at the end of life. This has been reinforced in the consultation document 'Your health, your care, your say'.

In 'Our Health, our care, our say' February 2006, the government  recognised the need for additional investment to improve end of life care and the need for proper training to look after dying patients and their carers.  This will mean extending the roll out of the end of life care tools to cover the whole of the country.

The End of life Care Programme (EoLC) was set up to improve care at the end of life for all wherever they live.  This site aims to support the programme by sharing good practice, resources and information.

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NEW - Introductory guide to end of life care in care home - launched May 2006 or easy download 'Word' version

Progress Report - March 2006 - joint report from Professors Ian Philp and Mike Richards, the National Directors for Older People and Cancer, charts the progress the NHS has made during the past year since the End of Life Care Programme was launched.

Progress Report - March 2006 - easy download version

Progress Report  Summary - March 2006

This site is being continuously developed if you have any comments about the site or would like further information, please email: or write to: NHS End of Life Care Programme, 3rd Floor, St John's House, East Street, Leicester  LE1 6NB

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