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Perhaps they figure the ‘departed’ won’t be able to complain to the PHSO!

Hospice UK has published a new report - A low priority? How local health and care plans overlook the needs of dying people.  The report is based on the results of a Freedom of Information (FOI) request sent to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and health & wellbeing boards (HWBs) about whether or not end of life & palliative care was included in their needs assessments and local strategies.

The report explores how local statutory structures address the palliative & end of life care needs of adults & children within their planning & decision-making.  It found that:

  • 34% do not consider the needs of dying people in their local populations.
  • 27% do not have a strategy for addressing end of life care in their area.
  • 71% do not have a strategy for children & young people living with life-shortening conditions
Researched Links:

Patients Association:  Reaction to new End of Life report on needs of dying people

A death without sympathy or proper care

Patient Care, not just treatment

After decades of practice the NHS should be getting it right by now!

Acute Trust Reshapes its Remote Workforce to Deliver Better Patient Care