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Case study summary The Coast and Country Primary Care Collaboration (CCPCC) is a group of nine practices working together as a primary care network across Suffolk. They started collaborating in 2017, aiming to tackle local pressures across general practice and provide a better, more joined up service for their patient population. Organisation Coast and Country […]
Leading change The Care Homes Quality Assurance nurses and commissioners at Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) led on the development and implementation of a nurse-led Advanced Care Planning facilitator project in care homes. The new initiative complements existing End of Life Care (EOLC) provision in care homes and has delivered improved outcomes, experiences and use […]
Leading change The palliative care clinical nurse advisor for Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) led with commissioners on the development, commissioning and implementation of a consultant-led, community-based palliative care service in north Manchester. The service has reduced unwarranted variation in practice and led to improved experiences and outcomes for residents in the local area […]
Leading change The Senior Nursing Lecturer in the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham led on the development and implementation of ‘Improvement Labs’. These were designed to support staff to embed high quality care. This programme has led to improved experiences and use of resources within the engaged organisations. Where to look […]
Leading Change A Children’s Nurse at Rainbows Hospice has created a new service to help and support families across the East Midlands region who experience the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth – forging links across services and raising the awareness of the end-of-life-care services available from Rainbows. Following a successful […]
NHS England’s End of Life Care Programme aims to: increase the percentage of people identified as being in their last year of life so that their end of life care can be improved by personalising it according to their needs and preferences and secure strong clinical engagement and support in improved end of life care […]
Read about the five areas in England leading the way with introducing personal health budgets for end of life care Personal health budgets provide an opportunity for people in their final weeks and months of life to have a more personalised experience of care, by giving people more of a say in the care they […]
NHS England’s National Clinical Directors for Dementia and End of Life Care, together with Clinical Fellow Elena Baker Glenn, examine the stark findings of a recent national end of life care intelligence network briefing on dementia: Death and dying are emotive subjects at the best of times and there has recently been interest and publicity […]
September 2015 saw the publication of the national policy document “Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: a national framework for local action”. This came from the National Palliative and End of Life Care Partnership, made up of statutory bodies including NHS England, the Association of Adult Social Services, charities and groups representing patients […]
As Programme Lead at West Midlands Strategic Clinical Networks and Clinical Senate, Laura Tooley highlights national guidance and invites us to consider our role in this emotive yet important area of care. It seems a long time ago now that the 2008 End of Life Care Strategy (DH) was published. Seven years on we have […]