A radical transformation is needed to meet the challenge of providing the right care at the right time for patients approaching the end of their lives, writes Professor Keri Thomas, national clinical lead at the Gold Standards Framework Centre.
Living with dementia magazine
An education programme set up by St Christopher’s Hospice in London is helping hospice staff to share their expertise in end of life care with nurses in hospitals and other settings, including care homes.
A new care package launched by Keech Hospice Care on Monday will enable end of life patients to remain in their own homes and reduce unplanned emergency admissions.
Luton and Dunstable Express
Patients at Keech Hospice Care were delighted when McFly drummer Harry Judd arrived for a surprise visit at the weekend.
Blog by David Praill, Co-Chair of the World Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA) and Chief Executive of Help the Hospices, on the launch of the Global Atlas of Palliative Care.
There is no consensus on how services should be provided to care home residents, warns Claire Goodman.
The rise in the number of elderly people taken to A&E has been blamed on variable out of hours care and GPs who are reluctant to visit patients in their homes after hours.