The RCGP & Marie Curie Daffodil Standards

UK General Practice Core Standards for Advanced Serious Illness and End of Life Care provides a free evidence-based, structured approach to help GP practices improve care for patients at advanced stage of serious illness or approaching end of life. This is a briefing paper for GPs prior to the launch.

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Talking about dying: How to begin honest conversations about what lies ahead
23rd October 2018 | Source: RCP

This report from The Royal College of Physicians highlights and challenges professional reluctance to engage in conversations with patients about uncertainty, treatment ceilings, resuscitation status and death; it offers some ‘mythbusters’ to get physicians thinking; and offers signposts to tools and educational resources to support physicians and other healthcare professionals.

GMC guidance on treatment and care towards the end of life
24th March 2015 | Source: GMC

GMC guidance on treatment and care towards the end of life linking to e-learning, video and flow charts

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