Last year / months of life

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

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Gold Standards Framework
24th April 2015

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

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

Capacity, care planning and advance care planning in life limiting illness
24th April 2015 | Source: NCPC

Capacity, care planning and advance care planning in life limiting illness. A Guide for Health and Social Care Staff

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

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

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: Gov.uk

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

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