Last weeks / days of life

A guide for professionals who care for patients believed to be in the last week or days of life.

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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

Gold Standards Framework
24th April 2015

Enabling a 'gold standard' of care for all people nearing the end of life

One chance to get it right
12th April 2015 | Source:

An alliance of 21 national organisations set up to improve care in the last few days and hours of life

Decisions Relating to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
6th July 2016 | Source: British Medical Association

Guidance from the British Medical Association, the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Royal College of Nursing, updated 2016

Communicating Bad News with Patients and their Families
22nd April 2015 | Source: East Midlands Cancer Network

Guidelines to giving significant news. Includes checklist as well as more detailed information

End of Life Patient Charter
24th April 2015

A joint publication from RCGP and RCN giving guidance to Primary Care 2012

What to expect when someone important to you is dying
24th April 2015 | Source: NCPC

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.

Association for Palliative Medicine
24th April 2015

Some aspects of site are free; some incur a fee. Disseminates information via quarterly newsletter (free), website and email bulletins. Training materials available. Links with other specialities. Lobbies Government

What to do after someone dies
24th April 2015 | Source:

What to do after a death. Links through to Tell Us Once to inform all government organisations in one go

RCGP Curriculum
24th April 2015

The RCGP Curriculum for GPs dealing with end of life care

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