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After decades of practice the NHS should be getting it right by now!
End of life care could be improved for up to 355,000 people a year in England, according to a report published by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.  The report highlights tragic cases where people's suffering could have been avoided or lessened with the right care & treatment, as they approached the end of their lives.  The Ombudsman service identified a range of issues with end of life care from its casework.
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NO:  Too many people dying without dignity, Ombudsman service report finds

CQC:  Ombudsman’s report says a lack of recognition & communication are key to poor end of life care

End of Life and Palliative Care in England: Getting it right – Laura Tooley

Expanding choice and improving the quality of end of life care

New approach to care for the dying published

Social care should be free at the end of life

BHF: Report claims heart failure patients are missing out on quality end-of-life care

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

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

£1m fund to support people at end of life

The Patients Association - Significant variation in standards of care for people dying in Hospitals

Advocacy champions older people affected by cancer

Compassion & empowerment for older people in England

£6.5m for Specialist Palliative Care Services across Wales

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

WAG:  New helpline to offer advice on end of life care

Hospices receive £60m funding boost

Improving end of life care in Wales

It is not so much dying that worries us, as HOW we will die

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