NHS England first published its’ strategy for end of life care in England in 2008 and since then the rising trend for deaths in hospital has been reversed.
NHS England recognises that it is not always possible to avoid death in a hospital setting, and at times patients actively choose to receive end of life care in a hospital setting. The revised guide focusses on supporting this group of patients and their carers.
Commissioned by NHS England, the publication offers practical advice and support for frontline clinicians and leaders for the work required to transform end of life care in acute hospitals.
Over 80 acute hospitals across NHS England are already voluntarily working with the , NHS England, using the tools, models and approaches set out in this publication to deliver improvements in services locally.
Trusts interested in joining the programme are asked to contact Debbie Barnhurst at
The revised guide to Transforming End of Life Care in Acute Hospitals: The Route to Success ‘How To’ Guide can be downloaded from: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2016/01/11/transforming-end-of-life-care/