This guide is a tool for health and social care professionals to support patients at different stages on their journey. 2nd Edition 08/01/16
The DST is completed by a multidisciplinary team (MDT), following a comprehensive assessment of an individualâ€™s health and social care needs and their desired outcomes. The DST asks the MDT to set out the individualâ€™s needs in relation to 12 care domains in order to apply for continuing health care funding.
GMC guidance on treatment and care towards the end of life linking to e-learning, video and flow charts
Enabling a 'gold standard' of care for all people nearing the end of life
Capacity, care planning and advance care planning in life limiting illness. A Guide for Health and Social Care Staff
An alliance of 21 national organisations set up to improve care in the last few days and hours of life
Guidance from the British Medical Association, the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Royal College of Nursing, updated 2016
Guidelines to giving significant news. Includes checklist as well as more detailed information
A joint publication from RCGP and RCN giving guidance to Primary Care 2012
What to expect when someone is in the very last days and hours of life. For all end of life conditions. Designed as a guide for carers, families and friends.