National Survey of Bereaved People (VOICES) by NHS area team (England), 2011-12

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Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Office for National Statistics
Office for National Statistics
Date of publication
6 March 2014
Statistical bulletin
Health Services
Social welfare
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The National Survey of Bereaved People (VOICES) collects information on bereaved peoples’ views on the quality of care provided to a friend or relative in the last three months of life, for England. Results show that overall quality of care is consistent across the majority of NHS Area Teams in England. Reports of ‘always’ being treated with dignity and respect are high across all medical professions, although numerous areas differ significantly from the national average. Across NHS Area Teams, between 48% and 58% of people died in their preferred place of death, with the majority of NHS Area Teams showing no significant difference from the national average.