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Care of the Dying Evaluation

CODE.pngThe Palliative and End of Life Care Network recently partnered with the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute in Liverpool to survey the experience of care that people received in the last days of their lives.

Opinion was sought from bereaved relatives from within the nineteen organisations that took part in the project.

The report commends the examples of positive experiences reported and also highlights communication and support within the hospital setting as areas to improve upon.

Access the full evaluation report by clicking on the image.

Paula Powell Clinical Lead for the PEoLCN said:

“Improving the experience of care for people at the end of their lives is one of the key objectives within the NHS England Outcomes Framework 2015/16 and the NHS Five Year Forward View describes an ambition to empower patients and their families who are often 'experts by experience'.

“The Care of the Dying Evaluation (CODETM) questionnaire seeks the views of bereaved relatives on the quality of care received by their loved ones and gives us all, as commissioners and providers, the opportunity to evaluate the care given in whatever setting and to take steps to ensure that our patients and their families receive the best care possible.”