On 5 July 2016 the government announced a new commitment to improve end of life care in England.
This was the announcement we’d been campaigning for. It is vital to ensure that end of life doesn’t mean end of choice.
‘We lost Dave, our lovely brother, partner, dad, son and uncle just over two years ago. I am pleased that the government has listened to the voices of those who have experienced just how hard it can be caring for someone at the end of life.’ Marie, a Macmillan end of life care campaigner
The government’s response to the independent review of choice in end of life set out an action plan to deliver high quality, personalised end of life care. This means everyone at the end of life will be given:
- A personalised care plan
- The potential for a new care coordinator role
- Better access to nurses and healthcare professionals in the community
To find more about the governments 2016 promises, read the full response in 'Our commitment to you on end of life care'.Close