End-of-life care is everybody’s business

Penny Hansford

  • Abstract

    The last 5 years have seen the largest number of reorganisations the NHS has ever known. Social care budgets have been cut by 20% at the same time as the demographic impact of people living longer with multiple co-morbidities is being realised (Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, 2014). Care homes are full and accident and emergency departments and hospitals are burgeoning with frail older people.

  • Contributors

    Penny Hansford


    Correct at article publish date

    Director of Nursing, St Christopher's Hospice, London, Editor in Chief, End of Life Journal

    Author notes

    Correspondence to Penny Hansford, p.hansford@stchristophers.org.uk

    Original publishing information

    • Publisher: St Christopher's Hospice
    • Publish date: 01/03/2015
    • ePub Date: 11/03/2015
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue: 1

    Permissions: Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions2015

  • Downloads

Full article access

To download and read the full article you need to log in

Not yet registered? Registration is free and easy.

Register online now

St Christopher's education events

Principles and Practice of Palliative Care

Find out more