The Route to Success in End of Life Care – Achieving Quality for Social Work

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This guide, produced with support from The College of Social Work, raises key questions about social work involvement in the last year of a person’s life. The guide includes key issues and actions for social workers and their managers, top tips, reflective questions, examples of good practice and anonymised case studies.


This report was published by NHS Improving Quality, incorporating the knowledge and expertise from the NHS National End of Life Care Programme. The National End of Life Care programme produced the route to success series to provide health and social care staff with simple guides to support the implementation of the End of Life Care Pathway.