End of Life Journal Archives

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Using Information Systems to better Support Quality Care at the end of Life

Katie Lindsey, Elaine Owen, Julia Chisnell

Quality is an important focus for every organisation involved in end-of-life care. Whether commissioning or providing services, organisations need to be able to measure progress in delivering care, demonstrate the progress in a systematic way and share best practice across their locality. Effective sharing of information is essential to the... Read full article

New Arrangements for The National End of Life Care Programme and Recent Publications

Claire Henry

On 1 April 2013, a new improvement body, NHS Improving Quality, was established. It is hosted by the NHS Commissioning Board and brings together the combined knowledge and experience of a number of NHS improvement organisations: National End of Life Care Programme National Cancer Action Team NHS Diabetes and Kidney Care... Read full article

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

Anita Hayes

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... Read full article

Achieving Quality End-Of-Life Care Within the Prison Population: New Guidance

Anita Hayes, Tes Smith

Over 85,000 people are currently being held in prisons across England and Wales (Ministry of Justice, 2011; Berman, 2012), and this figure is expected to rise to nearly approximately 95,000 by 2017 (Ministry of Justice, 2011). The number of older prisoners is therefore expected to increase and predictions indicate that... Read full article

The ‘Route To Success’ in End-of-Life Care: Achieving Quality for Social Work

Professor Margaret Holloway, Rick O’Brien

Approximately 30% of people use some form of local authority-funded social care in their last year of life. Evidence suggests that any reduction in the availability of social care services might increase demand on hospital services (National End of Life Care Intelligence Network, 2012). For example, it is known from... Read full article

Route to Success: Achieving Quality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People

Bridget Moss, Claire Henry, Tes Smith

In the UK, accurate numbers of people who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) are hard to establish. Official figures vary between 750,000 (Office for National Statistics, 2010) and 3.6 million (Parliament UK, 2009). In 2009, the number of people who had sought gender reassignment treatment was... Read full article

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