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NIHR Dissemination Centre - Better Endings - right care, right place, right time

Helping people to die with dignity, compassion and comfort is an important goal of any health service. Recent accounts have provided rich insights into some of the challenges for healthcare professionals trying to meet the needs of people at the end of life, ranging from reports of inequalities in access to specialist palliative care to skills and training gaps for general staff caring for the dying.

Better Endings is the NIHR Dissemination Centre‚Äôs first Themed Review. It brings together evidence from the NIHR, focusing largely on the quality and organisation of care. The review aims to help those delivering, planning or using end of life services to ensure that the right care is delivered in the right place at the right time.

Written by Adam Smith on Monday January 11, 2016
Category: End of Life Care - Tags: end, of, life, nihr, themed, review, palliative

New guidelines on end of life care published by NICE

"NICE urges doctors to treat dying patients as individuals," BBC News reports. The headline is prompted by the publication of new guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on end of life care.

The guidelines are designed to replace the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway, which was phased out in 2014.

Written by NHS Choices on Thursday December 17, 2015
Category: End of Life Care - Tags: eol, liverpool, nice, nhschoices, palliative, endoflife