End of Life Care

LGA Adults Peer Training Events

LGA Adults Peer Training Events

The Local Government Association is holding a number of free one day training events for those interested in becoming an LGA peer to take part in Adult Social Care and Adult Safeguarding Peer Challenges. This includes the new Commissioning for Better Outcomes Peer Challenges. Peer challenges are managed and delivered…

House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee – Follow-up to PHSO report: dying without dignity

House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee – Follow-up to PHSO report: dying without dignity

This report aimed to find out why the care failings detailed in Dying without dignity were allowed to happen and has recommended three areas where immediate improvements are needed: culture, behaviour and training; provision of integrated 24/7 palliative and end of life care; and leadership and commissioning

Improving palliative care data collection and end of life care co-ordination

Improving palliative care data collection and end of life care co-ordination

Public Health England’s National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (PHE NEoLCIN) has today published a statement updating on progress towards a new national data collection from specialist palliative care services. The network has also announced publication of the revised national information standard Palliative Care Co-ordination: core content.   Palliative…

Launch of Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020

Launch of Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020

The National Palliative and End of Life Care Partnership have published: ‘Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020’ on a dedicated website:  www.endoflifecareambitions.org.uk – The publication is in pdf format and a high-level summary can be found in the form of a…

Hospital discharge – report by Healthwatch

Hospital discharge – report by Healthwatch

When discharge goes wrong, it comes at significant cost, both to individuals and to the health and social care system. Whilst the financial cost of this problem is recognised, not enough is known about the human cost. We undertook this inquiry to bring the true emotional and physical impact of this persisting problem to…

Individual Service Funds (ISFs) and Contracting for Flexible Support – Practice guidance to support implementation of the Care Act 2014

Individual Service Funds (ISFs) and Contracting for Flexible Support – Practice guidance to support implementation of the Care Act 2014

This report is part of a suite of resources commissioned by the Department of Health in partnership with the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services to support local government in implementing the Care Act 2014. For more information visit: www.local.gov.uk/care-support-reform. For more information, please visit www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk

Options for integrated commissioning – Beyond Barker

Options for integrated commissioning – Beyond Barker

Kings Fund report looking at the future of integrated care with our new report, Options for integrated commissioning: beyond Barker. Following the recommendation for a single pooled health and social care budget, as laid out in the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England, the…

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