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The importance of the role of the healthcare professional in the delivery of end of life care is paramount.

The knowledge, education, experience and care and compassion of the healthcare professional working in partnership with the patient, their relatives and carers is crucial and is the cornerstone of what high quality end of life care means.

This page is to provide the professional with information that will support them to deliver this.

End of Life Care Tools

Transform Programme

Department of Health. The route to success in end of life care - achieving quality in acute hospitals. London: DH, 2010.

www.endoflifecare.nhs.uk/search-resources/resources-search/publications/imported-publications/the-route-to-success-in-end-of-life-care-achieving-quality-in-acute-hospitals.aspx

The Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People (LACDP)

The Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People (LACDP) has published a new approach to caring for people in the last few days and hours of life, that focuses on the needs and wishes of the dying person and those closest to them, in both the planning and delivery of care wherever that may be.

Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People (2014) Once chance to get it right: Improving people's experience of care in the last few days and hours of life.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/323188/One_chance_to_get_it_right.pdf

National Care of the Dying Audit Hospitals, England Published 15th May 2014

Press statement: Royal College of Physicians 15.05.14

The executive summary, full report and hospital results are available via the Royal College of Physicians web site:

https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/resources/national-care-dying-audit-hospitals