Palliative and End of Life Care Key Publications

EMIS EOLC Identification Tool

The EOLC Identification Tool is currently being updated to include SNOMED codes, this should be ready to download from here in the coming weeks. (Updated 01/06/2020)

Please provide any feedback regarding the EMIS EOLC Identification Tool to Funmi Bisi-Adewole.

Care Home Data Packs

The End of Life Care (EOLC) Clinical Network (London Region), commissioned the Health Innovation Network to reproduce the Care Home Data Pack for each area for 2019/2020. The data packs include the number of care homes and care home beds, ratio of care home deaths per borough, LAS activity, call out and conveyances and some key take home messages for each area.

NHSE London EOLC CN Information to Support the 2019/20 GP QOF EOLC Module

The NHS England (London Region) End of Life Care Clinical Network team has created an interactive PDF tool to support colleagues to achieve the 2019/20 GP Quality Outcome Framework End of Life Care Quality Improvement Module.

This tool is not an exhaustive resource, but an aide to assist GP practices in achieving the new QOF QI points.

London End of Life Bereavement Resource

In 2018/19 the NHSE (London Region) End of Life Care Clinical Network undertook a project focusing on the provision and availability of information to support bereaved Londoners.

The Enhancing Physical and Mental Wellbeing working group of the Network, who led the project, established that there is a lot of information and services available to bereaved people, but that access to this is not universal. This can result in people not receiving relevant information and support and in turn being at risk of physical and mental ill health.

The group has therefore developed an A5 leaflet signposting people to key resources related to bereavement. The leaflet was co-produced by professionals and citizens with lived experience of bereavement and received feedback from the public to influence the final design.

The leaflet has been piloted at two London borough Registrar’s offices and in community hub settings with excellent feedback:

  • ‘easily distributed due to it’s small size’ – Paul Parsons, Bereavement Service Coordinator, St Christopher’s Hospice.
  • ‘a very good resource providing a supportive way to reach out to people’ – Ms Dexsha Mevada, Westminster Registrar.

North London Hospice Team Survey

North London Hospice Survey Relatives and Carers

Daffodil Standards – Example MDT Mortality Review Template for Deaths

How to complete an After Death Analysis (ADA)

CMC Patient Leaflet

CMC Care Plan Template

Hounslow My Care Ahead Leaflet

Supporting QI Activity in End of Life Care (Published by Macmillan)

Improving the quality of care in the last days of life

This document identifies best practice in the way medications should be managed in the last days of life.
It sets out practical, high level, evidence-based recommendations to help guide those responsible for care to review their processes and consider ways to make change where necessary.

Commissioners’ checklist for end of life care

This integrated checklist is a resource for end of life care commissioners to review their existing services and to use those parts that are most relevant or needed locally.

What is a good death?

This document defines what a good death is for those in the capital, ensuring a clear and consistent view of the the care that all Londoners should receive at the end of their lives.

Launched in recognition of Dying Matters Awareness Week in 2015, the End of Life Care Clinical Network has developed several other resources, such as its Commissioners’ checklist for end of life care and End of life care: Education and training case studies, an interactive library of case study examples in training in EOLC which can be refined by key principles, by setting or by professional group.

Overarching principles for End of Life Care training

This document covers the key principles on how end of life training can be delivered effectively and the key elements it is likely to contain.