2nd Edition of Care After Death: Registered Nurse Verification of Expected Adult Death (RNVoEAD) guidance

The aim of this guideline and the accompanying competency assessment tool is to provide a framework for the timely verification of expected adult deaths by experienced (assessed as competent) registered nurses. It will enable staff to care appropriately for the deceased, in line with local policy, and minimise distress for families and carers following an expected death at any time of the day / night / week. It is in line with the person and family centred care recommended in national documents.

ABC for Learning Disabilities

The Hospice of St Francis, in collaboration with Herts County Council, Hertfordshire Care Providers Association, Isabel Hospice , Rennie Grove Hospice Care and Garden House Hospice Care have begun an 18-month pilot End of Life Palliative Care Education Programme in two Hertfordshire supported living homes for those adults with learning disabilities.

ABC 4 Learning Disabilities

Advance decisions to refuse treatment

Best Practice in care coordination for palliative and end of life care services: information for commissioners

This information resource is aligned to Ambition Four of ‘Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2015–2020’ and should be taken in the context of NHS England’s Commissioning Toolkit for End of Life Care.

Caring for Carers and Caring to the End

Caring for Carers

This booklet is for any member of staff working in a hospital who may come into contact with adult patients who are dying, or are approaching the end of life, and with the carers of these patients.

Caring to the end

This booklet is for anyone who is supporting an adult patient – a relative, partner or friend – who has been admitted to hospital and who may not have long to live.

Delivering high quality end of life care for people who have a learning disability

Developing an Asset Based Approach Within a Learning Community

End of Life Care in Advanced kidney Disease: A Framework for implementation

Enhanced Health in Care Homes

Presentation from Mandy Nagra, National Senior Manager, New Models of Care – Care Homes, NHS England, about the EoLC learning from the care home vanguards

Finding the Words

Harrogate EPaCCS case study

Oxford Learning Pathways

Oxford Learning Pathways (OLPs) are a series of blended learning pathways incorporating e-ELCA. OLPs are a resource for individuals and training facilitators designed to help meet the needs of staff and volunteers involved in providing end of life care to people across a range of settings. The pathways have been developed and piloted by teams of experienced palliative medicine and end of life care professionals and utilise the national e-learning resource e-ELCA.

They can be found here. 

Resources currently available to support rollout of electronic sharing of End of Life Care records

Supporting people to live and die well

Transform EoLC programme – How to guide

Special Interest Areas

Tools and Resources