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NCPC Palliative & End of Life Care Policy Roundup - October 2012

NCPC
October 2012

What about end of life care? toolkit – Action Sheet 4 – Health Wellbeing Boards

NCPC
November 2012

What about end of life care? is a practical toolkit designed to help the public and professionals understand the new health and care structures and develop the relationships required to secure high quality end of life care.

Also available in this series:

  • Folder
  • Introductory booklet
  • Action Sheet 1 - End of life care champions
  • Action Sheet 2 – Local HealthWatch
  • Action Sheet 3 – Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Action Sheet 5 - Hospices and specialist palliative care (NCPC subscribers only)
  • Action Sheet 6 - Housing and care providers
    (NCPC subscribers only)

Complete printed kits are available to purchase (discounted rate for subscribers) - to find out more visit www.ncpc.org.uk/influencing-toolkit

NCPC nursing vision response

NCPC
November 2012

What about end of life care? Mapping England’s Health & Wellbeing Boards’ vision for dying people

NCPC
November 2012

This report calls on Health and Wellbeing Boards to join up support for people approaching the end of life, based on research from September-October 2012, in which the boards’ emerging strategies were reviewed by NCPC. The report is accompanied by a new Action Sheet for Health & Wellbeing Boards launched this month as part of NCPC’s What about end of life care? toolkit.

How would I know? What can I do?

NCPC
December 2012

How to help someone with dementia who is in pain or distress.

This leaflet aims to help anyone looking after someone with dementia to understand and help alleviate any pain or distress they might be suffering.
It gives tips on things to look out for, including patterns or changes in behaviour that may indicate when someone is experiencing discomfort. It includes advice for relieving pain and distress, including ways to spot problems before they become serious.

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Commissioning Guidance for Specialist Palliative Care: Helping to deliver commissioning objectives

NCPC & others
December 2012

Guidance document published collaboratively with the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland, Consultant Nurse in Palliative Care Reference Group, Marie Curie Cancer Care, National Council for Palliative Care, and Palliative Care Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK.

Rising to the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia

NCPC
December 2012

The Prime Minister's Dementia Challenge, launched in March 2012, offers a major opportunity to improve end of life care for people with dementia. This short briefing highlights the key points for NCPC subscribers.

 

NCPC briefing for debate on access to medicine for people with terminal illnesses

10 Questions to ensure good end of life care in your area

NCPC and Marie Curie Cancer Care
March 2013

This new guide is intended to help ensure that end of life care is a top priority at a local level. As well as setting out ten questions to ask locally and suggestions of who to ask these questions of, the guide provides links to where people can find additional information about end of life care provision.

Does dying matter to England’s new Health and Wellbeing Boards?

NCPC
March 2013

The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) undertook desk research during September-October 2012 and again in February 2013, to determine the extent to which the 152 new Health & Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) were considering the needs of people approaching the end of life.