Tag: End of Life Care

Choices Housing announces success in winning a Quality Hallmark Award

Choices Housing announces success in winning a Quality Hallmark Award

Hoveringham Drive was among 15 homes from across the UK to achieve the success in winning a Quality Hallmark Award from the National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Centre, the UK’s largest provider of training in end of life care. Staff from the home received the award at special ceremony at the Royal College of Nursing […]

March 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Social care should be free at the end of life

Social care should be free at the end of life

In a report published today (Sunday 15 March), the Health Select Committee reviewed the state of end of life care since the independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway, chaired by Baroness Neuberger. It makes a number of recommendations for improvement, including a recommendation that social care should be free at the end of life. […]

March 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Palliative care specialist Joanne Atkinson questions CRISTAL & end-of-life care

Palliative care specialist Joanne Atkinson questions CRISTAL & end-of-life care

CRISTAL (Criteria for Screening and Triaging to Appropriate Alternative Care) is a test which has been developed to identify elderly hospital patients who are likely to die within 30 days by looking at 29 indicators of health.   Joanne Atkinson, Director of Programmes in the Department of Public Health and Wellbeing at Northumbria University, Newcastle, […]

January 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Limited choice for people at the end of life about where they can be cared for

Limited choice for people at the end of life about where they can be cared for

Free social care needed  throughout the country so that everyone, no matter where they live, can achieve the death that they want. A new report out, How could free social care at the end of life work in practice?1, written by OPM and commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support, the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and […]

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