Commissioning person centred end of life care: a toolkit for health and social care professionals

Document type
Toolkit
Corporate author(s)
NHS National End of Life Care Programme
Publisher
NHS National End of Life Care Programme
Date of publication
16 October 2012
Subject(s)
Health Services, Older Adults, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Commissioning high quality end of life care presents particular challenges because of the need to co-ordinate and integrate the wide range of services involved across health and social care. But it also offers commissioners the opportunity to ensure services are achieving desired outcomes including avoiding emergency admissions, meeting peoples choices and improving the quality of care.

This resource outlines a four-stage commissioning cycle that will help ensure an effective and integrated service together with some of the tools and sources of support for both health and social care commissioners and providers.