End of life services

Thanks to patients, families, carers and professionals across Kent and Medway who worked with the CCG to coproduce a new End of Life Care Strategy.

By responding to our survey and providing feedback at our six virtual workshops last year their views helped inform the development of the  strategy.

The feedback was collated and a session was held to discuss the points raised with those who had contributed to the workshops. The recommendations were developed as a result of this engagement.  

We are pleased to inform that the strategy was approved at the CCG’s Clinical Cabinet in August 2021. The Clinical Cabinet is a committee of clinicians that review and comment on clinical commissioning strategies and consider and approve (within delegated limits) proposals of improvements and changes to care pathways. Meeting minutes are not published on this website; however you can find the Terms of Reference here.

As a result of feedback from local people, positive actions are taking place with an aim to align service provision and improve the quality of palliative and end of life care and we are now looking at developing education and training around the RESPECT Care Plan tool, planning a review of the bereavement service and developing a single point of contact for patients, their families and carers.

More information about this will be included in the strategy which can be found here.

For information, the National Policy for End of Life Care can be found here: http://endoflifecareambitions.org.uk/

 

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