End of life care

Death and dying are inevitable. The quality and accessibility of this care will affect all of us. The needs of people of all ages who are living with dying, death and bereavement, their families, carers and communities, must be addressed, taking into account their priorities, preferences and wishes.  Personalised care at end of life will result in a better experience, tailored around what really matters to the person, and more sustainable NHS services.

If you would like more information on the End of Life Care Programme, please email england.endoflifecare@nhs.net and  follow our personalised care Twitter account @Pers_Care.

About end of life care

Context and challenges around palliative and end of life care and why progress is needed.

Addressing inequalities

Why ensuring equality in end of life care is important and resources to help commissioners, service providers and health and social care staff achieve this.

Resources for commissioners

Tips for commissioners, service providers and health and social care staff, providing end of life care to people from specific population groups.

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The Professor of Palliative Care at Lancaster University’s International Observatory on End of Life Care talks about their research exploring the role and benefits of involving volunteers in caring for people towards the end of life.   Volunteers are key members of many palliative and end of life care services. Some people, however, can have […]