The Route to Success in End of Life Care in Acute Hospitals Your Guide

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This ‘how to’ guide describes an overarching framework which highlights best practice models developed by acute hospital Trusts, providing a comprehensive framework to enable hospitals to deliver high quality care to people at the end of life.


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. This edition has been superseded by a 2015 update by NHS England.