Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care

“The will, determination and innovation of organisations working collaboratively to find new ways of delivering better care will, and must, make a difference.”

This is the place that you can read and download Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020. We are now developing this website into a knowledge hub where you can find resources, such as assessment tools, useful information, best practice examples and case studies, that will help you implement the Ambitions framework, and make sure that everybody gets the high-quality end of life care that we would all want for ourselves and our families.

The Ambitions framework was developed by a partnership of national organisations across the statutory and voluntary sectors. It sets out our vision to improve end of life care through partnership and collaborative action between organisations at local level throughout England. To find out more click here.

Please note – We are currently in the process of developing and expanding the existing site by uploading further resources and documents.


Results of a national survey of support to adult care homes in England: A specialist palliative care provider perspective

Care Homes Survey Report August 2017 – click here to download

Results of a national survey of support to adult care homes in England: A specialist palliative care provider perspective.

This survey of organisations providing specialist palliative care services to care homes highlights the good work they do and identifies the key challenges they face. The report, commissioned by Public Health England, undertaken by the Marie Curie Research Centre at Cardiff University, with input from the National Council for Palliative Care and Hospice UK, examines the role of specialist palliative care in providing support to care homes in England.

“We are sharing this framework for action with local leaders in every community whether they work in the statutory, private or voluntary sectors. We expect them to plan and act, using this framework, so that these ambitions can be brought into reality.”

“Death and dying are inevitable. Palliative and End of Life Care must be a priority. The quality and accessibility of this care will affect all of us and it must be made consistently better for all of us. The needs of people of all ages who are living with dying, death and bereavement, their families, carers and communities must be addressed, taking into account their priorities, preferences and wishes.”

 “As organisations with experience of, and responsibility for, palliative and end of life care we have made a collective decision to act together to do all we can to achieve for everyone what we would want for our own families.”

© 2018 Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care

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