Addressing inequalities in palliative and end of life care
Dying well wherever you are and whatever your background or circumstances are fundamental aspects of human dignity. As part of a compassionate humane society, we need to do everything we can to make sure that people who are facing their last months, weeks and days of life receive the best possible palliative and end of life care. Those who care for them, including their families, others important to them and staff around them, equally deserve this consideration and support.
NHS England have produced and co-produced several resources focused on ensuring equality in end of life care.
- Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: a national framework for local action 2021-26 (2021) – produced by the Ambitions Partnership for Palliative and End of Life Care. Refreshed in May 2021.
- Care committed to me – delivering high quality, personalised palliative and end of life care for Gypsies and Travellers, LGBT people and people experiencing homelessness, December 2018.
- Dying Well in Custody Charter and Self Assessment Tool, April 2018.
- My future wishes – Advance Care Planning (ACP) for people with dementia in all care settings, April 2018.
- Delivering high quality end of life care for people who have a learning disability – Resources and tips for commissioners, service providers and health and social care staff, August 2017.
Our Palliative and End of Life Care Delivery Plan and Operating Model provide further details of our workstreams – available on the Palliative and End of Life Care Network – FutureNHS Collaboration Platform. To request access, email firstname.lastname@example.org