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It is not so much dying that worries us, as HOW we will die
In a report published last week, the Health Select Committee looks at the state of end of life care since the independent Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway, chaired by Baroness Neuberger, and found great variation in quality & practice across both acute & community settings.  It makes a number of recommendations for improvement, and in particular recommends that social care should be free at the end of life.
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PC&PE:  Social care should be free at the end of life

Dignity in death

Review of Liverpool Care Pathway for dying patients

DH:  Improving care for people at the end of their life

End of life care guide - NHS Choices

Telegraph:  How Hospices can save hospitals

Hospice UK

£800,000 for social action projects that support people at end of life

"Palliative care services in Wales are making an enormous difference to people’s quality of life"

Making the 'Mum Test' real: CQC sets out its new model for inspecting adult social care

£1m fund to support people at end of life

National Survey of Bereaved People (VOICES), 2013

DH:  Expanding choice & improving the quality of end of life care

Demos calls for action to prevent ‘hit and miss’ end of life care

Demos:  Ways & Means

Quality standard for end of life care for adults

ELCQuA | End Of Life Care Quality Assessment Tool

National End of Life Care Intelligence Network Home

SCIE: End of life care - Social Care Institute for Excellence

CQC:  Themed review of end of life care

End of life care - Alzheimer's Society

King’s Fund:  End of Life Care

DH:  Can nursing still be called the ‘Caring Profession’?

Hospitals are too expensive for anything but specialist ‘non-mobile’ treatment