In 2008 the first national strategy for end of life care was published. The Department of Health’s End of Life Care Strategy (2008) provided guidance and recommendations to organisations that plan and commission care for those people who are approaching the end of their life with the aim of raising standards. Since this publication other strategies have built on this guidance have help inform end of life care in North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT).
It is the role of the Specialist Palliative Care Team and NBT’s End of Life Care Strategy Group to interpret and implement this guidance in a meaningful way.
Improving people’s experience of care in the last few days and hours of life.