Tried and tested End of Life Care Modelling Tools launched today – NHS National End of Life Care Programme – 22 May 2012

Posted on May 28, 2012. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Palliative Care, Workforce | Tags: , |

Tried and tested End of Life Care Modelling Tools launched today – NHS National End of Life Care Programme – 22 May 2012

“Eight early adopter sites across England have worked with the National End of Life Care Programme to trial a set of modelling tools to support end of life care commissioners and planners.

The updated tools are now freely available on the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network website together with a range of supporting materials, including workbooks and case studies from the early adopters.

There are three modelling tools:

The Cohort Model that identifies the end of life care needs of their population over a 10-year period
The Skills for Health Functional Analysis tool, which assesses workforce skills required to ensure quality end of life care provision
The Yorkshire & the Humber Co-Design Model, which assesses how many people dying in hospital could reasonably end life in an alternative care setting and provides costings for Alternative Care Pathways.

Together these tools:

provide analytical support to organisations aiming to achieve the vision of the National End of Life Care Strategy and the NHS QIPP agenda
provide commissioners and planners with a better understanding of local need for end of life care services and the competences required in the workforce and
model the expected impact of service redesign.

To view the tools, go to End of Life Care Models.”

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End of Life Care Co-ordination: core content – NHS National End of Life Care Programme – 20 March 2012

Posted on March 22, 2012. Filed under: Palliative Care | Tags: |

End of Life Care Co-ordination: core content – NHS National End of Life Care Programme – 20 March 2012

“National information standard (ISB 1580)

This national information standard, which specifies the core record content to support the provision of high-quality co-ordinated care at the end of life, was published 20th March 2012.

The standard facilitates consistent recording of information by health and social care agencies and, with the consent of the individual, supports safe and effective management and sharing of information.

The standard was developed by the National End of Life Care Programme and the Department of Health and approved by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care. Implementation of the standard will primarily be through Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination Systems (EPaCCS), and it will ensure the correct and effective use of data in these systems. However, it will also be useful for paper-based co-ordination systems.

Implementation guidance and professional record keeping guidance have been developed to support implementation of the information standard.”

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Critical success factors that enable individuals to die in their preferred place of death – NHS National End of Life Care Programme – 23 February 2012

Posted on February 29, 2012. Filed under: Palliative Care | Tags: |

Critical success factors that enable individuals to die in their preferred place of death – NHS National End of Life Care Programme – 23 February 2012

“Highlighting good practice from seven Primary Care Trusts across the country, this report identifies the critical success factors associated with improving end of life care and enabling a person to die in the place of their choice.

The report is intended as a starting point to help those commissioning and planning services to see what has worked well in other areas, however it does not suggest that one size fits all.

The factors that are considered critical are (not ranked):

Strong commissioning and clinical leadership
Use of nationally recognised drivers that attract payment – LES and CQUINs
Flexible budgets and care packages
Use of nationally recognised tools or their local equivalent – ACP, GSF, LCP, PPC, ADAs and CHC Fast Track Pathway
Shared electronic information systems
Clearly defined access to 24 hour cover
Development of care homes
Use of facilitator roles and co-ordination of care across boundaries
Training to support staff delivering end of life care.”

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Training Needs Analysis questionnaires [from the NHS National End of Life Care Programme]

Posted on October 18, 2011. Filed under: Educ for Hlth Professions, Palliative Care | Tags: |

Training Needs Analysis questionnaires [from the NHS National End of Life Care Programme]

“A Training Needs Analysis (TNA) provides a means to a needs-based approach for training and education. The TNA identifies the competences that staff require for their role, any gaps in the existing workforce skills, knowledge and attitudes and the range of training and education currently available.

To do this, analysis of this information is matched against the organisation’s demands for these skills now and in the future. This enables an education and training plan to be developed that will ensure existing and new workers are provided with opportunities to attain the skills and knowledge required.

An end of life care TNA can be used to survey all workers in health and social care – regardless of discipline, grade, role, responsibility or setting – whose work includes care and support for people approaching and at the end of their lives.

The TNA tools consist of guidance on carrying out a TNA together with three questionnaires which address key end of life care competence areas.”

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Guidance for using the End of Life Care (EoLC) Training Needs Analysis (TNA) Tools 

Self Assessment Questionnaire

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When a Person Dies: Guidance for Professionals on Developing Bereavement Services – 13 October 2011

Posted on October 18, 2011. Filed under: Palliative Care | Tags: , |

When a Person Dies: Guidance for Professionals on Developing Bereavement Services – 13 October 2011

“The National End of Life Care Programme has supported the Bereavement Services Association and Primary Care Commissioning in the production of ‘When a person dies: guidance for professionals on developing bereavement services.’

The manner in which professionals and volunteers respond to those who are bereaved can have a long term impact on how they grieve, their health and their memories of the individual who has died.

The publication covers the principles of bereavement services, along with bereavement care in the days preceding death, at the time of death and in the days following death. It also includes guidance on workforce and education and the commissioning and quality outcomes of bereavement care.

NHS Trusts, community providers and commissioners will wish to consider the guidance when developing policies and services relating to bereavement.”

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Preferred Priorities for Care (PPC). Support sheet 18 – National End of Life Care Programme (NHS) 5 September 2011

Posted on September 9, 2011. Filed under: Palliative Care | Tags: , |

Preferred Priorities for Care (PPC). Support sheet 18 – National End of Life Care Programme (NHS) 5 September 2011

“This support sheet provides a description of Preferred Priorities for Care, a tool for the discussion and recording of end of life care wishes and preferences.”

 

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Capacity, care planning and advance care planning in life limiting illness – NHS National End of Life Care Programme – 17 May 2011

Posted on May 20, 2011. Filed under: Palliative Care | Tags: |

Capacity, care planning and advance care planning in life limiting illness – NHS National End of Life Care Programme – 17 May 2011
A Guide for Health and Social Care Staff

**updated version of Advance Care Planning: a guide for health and social care staff **
“This guide covers

the importance of assessing a person’s capacity to make particular decisions about their care and treatment and of acting in the best interests of those who are assessed as lacking capacity to make these decisions.
the differences and relationship between care planning and advance care planning.”

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Talking About End of Life Care: right conversations, right people, right time – 27 January 2011

Posted on February 7, 2011. Filed under: Palliative Care | Tags: |

Talking About End of Life Care: right conversations, right people, right time – 27 January 2011

“National End of Life Care Programme

This is the final report from the communication skills pilot project, which funded pilot sites to explore training need, provision, strategy and sustainability. Service users and other partners also contributed to the project.

It celebrates the NEoLCP’s work in equipping our workforce with the confidence and competence to respectfully and compassionately care for individuals and their families towards the end of life.

The pilots carried out a training needs analysis, reviewed existing provision and benchmarked it against national competences. They then used a needs-based approach to develop new training plans. This report highlights the project’s findings and identifies key messages.”

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End of life care – achieving quality in hostels and for homeless people – UK National End of Life Care Programme – 8 December 2010

Posted on January 14, 2011. Filed under: Palliative Care | Tags: |

End of life care – achieving quality in hostels and for homeless people.
http://www.endoflifecareforadults.nhs.uk/news/all/neolcp-publishes-the-route-to-success-in-end-of-life-care-achieving-quality-in-hostels-and-for-homeless-people

Designed to provide a practical guide to support hostel staff in ensuring that people nearing the end of their life receive high quality end of life care, it includes:

Key considerations for delivery of end of life care
When to start thinking about end of life care
End of life care pathway
Step 1: Discussions as the end of life approaches
Step 2: Assessment, care planning and review
Step 3: Co-ordination of care
Step 4: Delivery of high quality care in different settings
Step 5: Care in the last days of life
Step 6: Care after death
Next steps
Useful resources

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