Health experts warn the UK’s increasingly ageing population will mean there will be fewer unpaid carers able to meet the demand in future.
Three GP surgeries in Derry have joined forces with a hospice to trial a £70,000 ‘compassionate community’ project, which involves building up a network of volunteers to help people needing end of life care or palliative care.
Lancaster gift shop Arteria has become one of the first places in the country to stock bereavement cards with a difference from Inspired Goodbyes.
Saint Francis Hospice has supported those with life limiting illnesses for 31 years and has held a special service to mark its anniversary.
Conservative backbencher Glyn Davies MP writes about his opposition Rob Marris MP’s Private Members’ Bill on Assisted Dying.
Here’s how the media have responded to yesterday’s news that NICE had published a draft end of life care guideline:
A good death takes more than another new checklist. The methodical, airline-safety approach to surgery has no place when ministering to the dying.
How Mail killed death pathway: Box-ticking NHS staff turned killing patients into an industry, says top doctor
The Liverpool Care Pathway caused NHS staff to take an ‘industrialised approach’ to the treatment of dying patients, says Professor Rob George, president of the Association of Palliative Medicine.
Greater clarity on end of life care has been hailed by campaigners as new health guidance was published calling for decisions on the care of dying patients to be made by multiple health experts rather than one doctor.
Dealing with death is never easy. But for the relatives, friends, doctors and nurses caring for the half a million people who die in England each year it is an inevitability of life that has to be faced.
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