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A national review of choices in end of life care – Consultation paper, launched by the government

Almost half a million people die in England each year. However, significant numbers of people do not currently have proper opportunities for their choices about how, when and where they receive end of life care to be identified, discussed or met.

That is why the Government has set up a review of choices in end of life care – to help shape its national choice offer. The review is being undertaken by an independent programme board, chaired by Claire Henry, the Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care. The information gathered will outline the kinds of choices that people would like to be able to make at the end of life and information about the funding, systems and processes that would be needed to enable choices to be acted upon.

The review focuses on end of life care for adults aged 18 and over, and within the current legal framework. Therefore, it does not focus on assisted dying or anything that would involve changes to mental capacity legislation.

The programme board is due to present its findings and advice to Government in February 2015.


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Relevant forthcoming events:

Improving End of Life Care
Monday 15 September 
Hallam Conference Centre


Legal Issues in End of Life Care Masterclass
Thursday 13 November 
Cavendish Conference Centre


Improving End of Life Care
Wednesday 10 December 
Manchester Conference Centre





29 August 2014


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