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15 December 2011 - National End of Life Care Programme
Highlighting good practice from seven Primary Care Trusts across the country, this report identifies the critical success factors associated with improving end of life care and enabling a person to die in the place of their choice.
The report is intended as a starting point to help those commissioning and planning services to see what has worked well in other areas, however it does not suggest that one size fits all.
The factors that are considered critical are (not ranked):
Strong commissioning and clinical leadership
Use of nationally recognised drivers that attract payment - LES and CQUINs
Flexible budgets and care packages
Use of nationally recognised tools or their local equivalent - ACP, GSF, LCP, PPC, ADAs and CHC Fast Track Pathway
Shared electronic information systems
Clearly defined access to 24 hour cover
Development of care homes
Use of facilitator roles and co-ordination of care across boundaries
Training to support staff delivering end of life care.
Publication by the National End of Life Programme which became part of NHS Improving Quality in May 2013