A – Z of End of Life Care (EoLC) Information Resources
The aim of the End of Care Strategy (DoH 2008) was to ensure that all professionals support all patients with advanced, progressive and incurable diseases regardless of diagnosis, stage or setting and to live as well as possible until they die.
The purpose of the A-Z of EoLC Information Resources is to support professionals who provide EoLC to maintain their knowledge and skills or to gain information on a new aspect of care in order to deliver good quality care to achieve the aim of the EoLC strategy.
End of Life Bulletins 2015
End of Life Bulletins 2016
- Bulletin January 2016
- Bulletin February 2016
- Bulletin March 2016
- Bulletin April 2016
- Bulletin May 2016
- Bulletin June 2016
- Bulletin July 2016
- Bulletin August 2016
- Bulletin September 2016
- Bulletin October 2016
- Bulletin November 2016
- Bulletin December 2016
End of Life Bulletin 2017
- Bulletin January 2017
- Bulletin February 2017
- Bulletin March 2017
- Bulletin April 2017
- Bulletin May 2017
- Bulletin June 2017
- Bulletin July 2017
- Bulletin August 2017
- Bulletin September 2017
- Bulletin October 2017
- Bulletin November 2017
- Bulletin December 2017
End of Life Bulletin 2018
What is best in the South West: Sharing innovative practice across the region (6th February 2018, Taunton) presentations:
Advance Care Planning by Mike Thomas
Delivering personalised care by Gail Wilson
“Knead 2 Know” by Rob Fountain
Consistent Cross-Setting Anticipatory Prescribing Guidance by Dr Kirsty Scott
Poor Prognosis Letter Project by Dr Colette Reid
Seizure Management in End-of-Life Care by Dr Nicky Harris
Consent and the mental capacity act by Steven Richards
Integrated Urgent Care Ambitions for EoLC & Palliative Care by Dr Barbara King
Starting the conversation by Helen Meehan and Rachel Davis
What do you understand about Human Rights by Maggie Martin
Caring about frailty by Dr Susanna Hill
Your plan or mine- who is leading on my care? – 6th July 2017, Taunton, presentations
Health Education England and the SW SCN celebrate improvements in quality in the South West: Everyone was impressed by the commitment and perseverance from all the speakers who shared their projects on the day. Each one was underpinned by Quality Improvement Methodology to demonstrate their steps in improving care and training in each of their areas.
The projects presented were:
Cornwall: Anticipated Prescription Guidance project and rolled out to the county
Children: Seizure Management in End of Life
Royal United Bath Hospital: Conversation Project model for end of life care
Gloucestershire Hospital: Cognitive Stimulation Therapy – the training of staff and volunteers
Royal Devon & Exeter hospital: “Opening the Spiritual Gate” for the workforce -Rolling out a spiritual care education programme across a critical mass of healthcare professionals.
Great Western Hospital: Personalised Care Planning for Dying Patients – Video/ e-learning to support the introduction of a new approach to promoting and enabling PCP for dying patients – last hours to days of life across the healthcare community.
Rowcroft Hospice: Advance Care Planning across South Devon
Hospiscare: Providing Person Centred Care at End of Life, results of blended health and social care experiential learning.
North Devon: Six Steps Programme for Care Homes and GP Review Project.
Somerset CCG: Sharing the Journey – Right Person, Right Time, Right Place.
This event was supported by Trisha Woodhead, Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellow and Improvement Advisor and Associate Clinical Director for Patient Safety West of England AHSN and Julian Abel, Palliative Medicine Consultant who provided a talk on Compassionate Communities.