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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DH projects win Building Better Healthcare Awards

Two of the Environments for Care at End of Life projects part-funded by the Department of Health and supported by The King’s Fund won awards at the Building Better Healthcare Awards … Read more → – DH projects win Building Better Healthcare Awards

Webchat about Caring for our future

Daughter and mother

David Behan, Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships and Imelda Redmond, Chief Executive of Carers’ UK and discussion leader for Quality, will be answering your questions … Read more → – Webchat about Caring for our future

End of life care strategy third annual report

The end of life care strategy set out an extensive programme of work when it was published in July 2008. The two previous progress reports have charted significant progress and … Read more → – End of life care strategy third annual report

Healthcare at the heart of British society

German born Dr Claudia Bausewein discusses the UK’s leadership in palliative care In a Foreign Office film launched today. The film is one of the ‘See Britain through my eyes’ … Read more → – Healthcare at the heart of British society

Transfer of Southern Cross Healthcare to new operators

Southern Cross Healthcare, the largest independent care home operator in the country (with over 750 care and nursing homes and some 31,000 residents, most of who are older people), has … Read more → – Transfer of Southern Cross Healthcare to new operators

VOICES Redesign and testing to inform a national end of life care survey

With the publication of the end of life care strategy there was a commitment to build on the VOICES (Views of Informal Carers – Evaluation of Services) work to support the … Read more → – VOICES Redesign and testing to inform a national end of life care survey

Long term conditions e-learning tools for NHS and social care workforce

There are a number of online resources available to help the NHS and social care workforce in their work with people suffering from long term conditions. Please note you will need to … Read more → – Long term conditions e-learning tools for NHS and social care workforce