The Route to Success in End of Life Care – Achieving Quality in Care Homes

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This guide describes the six steps of the pathway laid out in the Department of Health’s end of life care strategy in the context of care homes. It identifies the need for care home staff to receive the training and support necessary to ensure the provision of good end of life care.


The Department of Health’s end of life care national strategy laid out a six step pathway.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 by setting, by individual group and by professional group.