An evaluation of the Route to Success resources, related tools and frameworks covering disease specific areas: heart failure; advanced kidney disease; dementia; and long term neurological conditions

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Institute of Healthcare Management (Great Britain)
NHS National End of Life Care Programme
Date of publication
1 December 2012
Health Services, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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This project set out to review how the series of publications and supporting tools, resource guides and frameworks developed and supported by the National End of Life Care Programme (NEoLCP) have been utilised across four disease specific pathways.The project methodology comprised two stages: a web-based survey and follow up in-depth telephone interviews.

Responses from participants indicated that the majority of people found the frameworks and related publications very useful or useful. The majority felt that the guides had improved quality in their organisations. Responses to the question asking about if the guides had contributed to productivity reflected the fact that there had been insufficient time since the publications have been in use to evaluate this field. Examples of how the guides and resources have been used in practice were wide-ranging and included bench-marking, education, care planning, and care co-ordination. The advance care planning supporting information was highlighted as being particularly useful.

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