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End of Life

An overview of the death certification reforms

Department of Health Guidance Published 26 May 2016

Focus on anticipatory prescribing for end of life care

Created on: 21 June 2016 Updated on: 20 September 2016 Many patients approaching the end of their lives express a desire to die at home, and this has been recognised in the National End of Life Care (EOLC) Strategy published in July 2008. Providing a good death at home is a vital part of modern...

Information on the BMA End of Life Project

The BMA works to support doctors, our members, with the practical and ethical challenges they face every day in their clinical practice.

PCN EOL GP Contract

Please see the attached document, which is a one-page summary exploring the GP Contract requirements with regards to End Of Life Care.

Report of the Chief Coroner

The chief coroner's annual report for 2016 has recently been published. The final report from the first chief coroner assesses the state of the coroner service between 2012 and 2016, and makes recommendations for the future.

The Practice Nurse Project - End of Project Report

General Practice (GP practice) forms the cornerstone of primary care in England. GP practice is for most people the first and most commonly used point of access to the NHS, with nearly 300 million GP practice consultations a year (Department of Health 2008). There are 123 GP practices across...