Guidelines

Guidelines for the treatment and care of patients towards the end 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: Gov.uk

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

End of Life Patient Charter
24th April 2015

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

BTS Guidelines for Home Oxygen Use
29th January 2016

Palliative Oxygen Therapy is specifically discussed on pages 26 - 27 of the document. These are guidelines for Home Oxygen Use in adults and may not be appropriate in all circumstances. Published in Thorax June 2015. Recommended by our community respiratory team.

RCGP Curriculum
24th April 2015

The RCGP Curriculum for GPs dealing with end of life care

Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People
28th May 2015 | Source: NHS

New approach to caring for people in the last few days and hours of life that focuses on the needs and wishes of the dying person and those close to them, in the planning and delivery of care, in any setting

Health quality standards from NICE for end of life care
24th April 2015

Quality standard for end of life care for adults

Widening access to palliative care for people with learning disabilities
22nd October 2015

The aim of this publication is to share some of the thinking, good practice and resources that have been developed throughout learning disability and end of life care services in a form that will be accessible to all practitioners but especially those working in hospice settings.

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