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Transforming end of life care in acute hospitals: Critical success factors report
Feedback from a focus group of pilot site representatives looking at factors that have influenced progress during the first phase
13 December 2012 - National End of Life Care Programme
Over 50% of people die in acute hospitals in England, despite statistics and surveys consistently showing that most people would prefer to die in their normal place of residence.
The Transform Programme was set up to provide practical support for hospital Trusts delivering end of life care. Twenty-five acute Trusts (43 hospitals) signed up to take part in the first phase pilots during 2011/2, supported by a route to success 'how to' guide which included five key enablers and key metrics to implement best practice.
Each of the pilot sites provided regular returns on progress against implementation of the five key enablers and a focus group was also held to discuss some of the practical issues that had helped and sometimes hindered progress. This short report reflects the views expressed by those participating in the focus group.
Publication by the National End of Life Programme which became part of NHS Improving Quality in May 2013