Review of choice in end of life care report published
The independent review of choice in end of life care has published its final report, calling for a new ‘national choice offer in end of life care’ backed up by an additional £130 million from the next spending review. Building on the findings of previous inquiries, the review calls for access to fast and free social care for people at the end of life, 24/7 end of life care for those being cared for outside hospital as well as care co-ordination through care coordinators by 2019. The report can be accessed here, with Health Minister Norman Lamb’s statement here.
To read the responses from member organisations to the recommendations of the report, please follow the links below:
Hospice UK http://www.hospiceuk.org/media-centre/press-releases/details/2015/02/26/hospice-uk-responds-to-the-review-of-choice-in-end-of-life-care
Macmillan Cancer Support https://www.dropbox.com/s/cxnfaa5h79ccz74/26.02.15%20Macmillan%20responds%20to%20Choice%20Review.docx?dl=0
Marie Curie Cancer Care http://www2.mariecurie.org.uk/en-GB/Media/Press-releases-and-comments/Marie-Curie-responds-to-Review-of-Choice-in-End-of-Life-Care/
National Council for Palliative Care http://www.ncpc.org.uk/news/choice-review-published
Sue Ryder http://www.sueryder.org/media-centre/blog/2015/february/choice%20review%202015