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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                           

 End of Life Bulletin 2017

End of Life Bulletin 2018


What is best in the South West: Sharing innovative practice across the region (6th February 2018, Taunton) presentations:

Main plenary

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

Patient Centred Leadership (How did we personalise the person from the community?) by Gail Wilson and Sharon Smerdon with supporting information Co-creating-an-ecology-of-care-Debbie-Horsfall

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

Personalising the person within Integrated Personal Commissioning

Relationship revolution

Why did we become a compassionate organisation

Let’s get the conversation started!

“Living Well” in Cornwall and beyond

How do we know are we making the change

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.