Achieving Quality End-Of-Life Care in the Acute Hospital Setting: The New ‘How to’ Guide

Anita Hayes

  • Abstract

    Since the publication of the national End of Life Care Strategy (Department of Health, 2008), a number of initiatives, tools and publications have been produced to support improvement in end-of-life care service provision. In 2010, the National End of Life Care Programme (NEoLCP) published The Route to Success in End of Life Care: Achieving Quality in Acute Hospitals to raise awareness within acute hospitals that end-of-life care is everyone’s responsibility and a core part of acute hospital activity. End-of-life care should not be left to specialist palliative care teams. As such, acute hospital teams, including those based in intensive care, accident and emergency units or outpatient clinics, must understand the factors that shape good end-of-life care.

  • Contributors

    Anita Hayes


    Correct at article publish date

    National End of Life Care Programme, Leicester. Email:

    Original publishing information

    • Publisher: St Christopher's Hospice
    • Publish date: 01/01/2012
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue: 1

    Permissions: © 2015, Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to

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