Palliative and end of life care resources for healthcare professionals
Our palliative and end of life care resources will help professionals identify and support patients at end of life.
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We have developed a best practice resource for clinicians and healthcare professionals involved in any aspect of cancer care in the last years of life. This resource includes:
- case studies and examples of best practice
- research from leading charities and organisations
- updates on innovation and quality improvement initiatives
- e-learning courses, training and webinars.
We aim for this resource to support you in educating, advising on and highlighting best practice in palliative and end of life care across the UK.
We have developed modules to support primary care teams to improve the quality of care they provide to people with cancer. The modules will also enable practices and primary care networks to deliver the requirements of the Primary Care Network Specifications and QoF Quality Improvement Projects (in England).
End of life care module
The end of life care module will help you:
- identify and support patients at end of life
- plan and coordinate care based on their needs
- support their family and caregivers.
We've created our 10 top tips series to help primary care professionals support patients at every stage of the cancer pathway. The tips are designed to showcase best practice and offer practical advice for your role.
We have tips for palliative and end of life care, which include:
- Advance Care Planning
- Anxiety and depression in palliative care
- Diabetes mellitus
- Nutrition at the end of life
- Opioids in palliative care
- Spinal cord compression
- Virtual consultations.
We invest in programmes and services to help professionals adopt new and innovative ways to deliver cancer care in the UK. Working in communities and with the NHS, we fund pilots to improve experiences and outcomes for people with cancer. With this knowledge, we have created tools and resources to help you deliver:
- Personalised care for people living with cancer
- Holistic Needs Assessments (and electronic HNAs)
- Quality improvement to existing cancer services.
Stay up to date with the latest developments in cancer care, with expert news, opinion and analysis. You'll also find blogs about our professionals and the fantastic work they do.
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We publish a range of newsletters for professionals who support people living with cancer. Whatever your role, we'll support you with clinical updates, tools and resources.
For your patients
Our specialist advisers can give advice and support to your patients. Encourage them to call us on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm).
It’s quick and easy to order free booklets to give to your patients, their families and carers. Topics include cancer types, treatment, and emotional support.