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Post Death Information Audit

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 It is important to capture post death information to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Six Steps to Success Programme and identify the outcomes of the programme have been met.

Pre programme the domiciliary care organisations are asked to collect information on the deaths of their last six service users.   Throughout the programme the representatives continue to collect this informatioin.  The pre programme data should be analysed against six deaths post programme (after the organisations have successfully completed their portfolio of evidence).  The facilitator should ensure there is a system in place to collect and analyse post programme information to ensure the programme is sustained and identify at the earliest opportunity those organisations that require further support.

It is important to capture this data to demonstrat the programme has been embedded and to support sustainability.  Several tools have been developed to support the collection and analysis of this information.

Post Death Information Audit Tool Guidance

This document provides guidance on the completion of the Post Death Information Audit and instructions on how to use the audit tool to provide analysis of the information collected from each domiciliary care organisation.

Post Death Information Pre Programme Audit Tool - paper version

Post Death Information Interim Audit Tool - paper version

Post Death Information Post Programme Audit Tool - paper version

The three documents above are the pre, interim and post programme parts of the Post Death Information Audit Tool in a format which can be printed and completed by hand.   The data collection forms should be completed each time a service user dies in order to gather vital information, which can help identify any developments and challenges in the provision of end of life care.

Post Death Information Audit Tool

The audit tool has been developed to allow a comparison of pre programme deaths and post programme deaths.  The analysis will help to highlight areas where the organisation has made improvements in the provision of end of life care and also areas where there may be challenges.   Guidance on how to use this tool can be found in the Post Death Information Audit Tool Guidance above.

Consideration should be given to how this audit is collected and analysed on an ongoing basis post programme.  This will enable facilitators to quickly identify those organisations who require further support.