Government’s Plans For High Quality End Of Life Care (Department of Health / CQC / BBC News)

Summary

The government is introducing care plans for people at the end of life, with a view to ensuring consistently high quality, compassionate care. Altogether, there are six commitments to end unacceptable variations in end of life care by 2020. These commitments are the response to an independent review of end of life care. The six commitments are:

  1. Honest discussions between care professionals and dying people.
  2. Helping dying people to make informed choices about their care.
  3. Personalised care plans for all.
  4. Allowing discussion of personalised care plans with care professionals.
  5. Involvement of family and carers in dying people’s care.
  6. Ensuring there is a main known contact, so that dying people know who to contact at any time.

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Reference

Government commits to high quality end of life care. London: Department of Health, July 5th 2016.

See also:

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Choice in end of life care: government response. London: Department of Health, July 5th 2016.

This relates to:

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Reference

Our commitment to you for end of life care: the Government Response to the Review of Choice in End of Life Care. London: NHS Clinical Services at Department of Health, July 8th 2016.

Possible also of interest regarding palliative and end of life care for children and young people:

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Reference

Guidelines urge improved care for terminally-ill children. London: BBC Health News, July 3rd 2016.

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