End of Life Care
In July 2008 the Department of Health published its first End of Life Care Strategy. This strategy recognised that although many patients receive excellent care at the end of life, delivered both by the statutory and voluntary sectors some do not.
The aim of the national End of Life Care Strategy is to enable adult patients to have choice about where they live and die and provide them with the support to make this possible.
Developing a local End of Life Care Strategy
We are working in partnership with NHS Richmond to develop a local joint strategy in line with the recommendations from the national strategy. To help us understand the End of Life Care needs and views of our local community we will be organising a programme of activities to:
- To raise awareness within the community of End of Life Care issues and services, making conversations more common place.
- To gain the views of the local community on priorities for End of Life Care services.
- To shape Richmond’s End of Life Care Strategy.
We want you to be involved in the development of the strategy. To find out how to get involved please visit the NHS Richmond website.
Regular updates will be posted in the NHS Richmond website including feedback from consultation events.
Further information on End of Life
Find out more about the national End of Life Care Strategy.