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National Guidance on End of Life Care released by NICE Today

The new national Clinical Guideline for Care of the Dying Adult was published by NICE today.

Professor Sam Ahmedzai Chair of the Guideline Development Group for the Clinical Guideline on Care of the Dying Adult, NICE and Professor of Palliative Medicine at the Department of Oncology School of Medicine and Biomedical Science for The University of Sheffield will discuss the New NICE Clinical Guideline on Care of the Dying Adult and will provide insight on implementation in practice of the clinical guideline and the priorities and challenges. On release of the guideline Prof Ahmedzai said “Until now we have never had guidelines in this country on how to look after people at the end of life. This evidence-based guideline provides a good overview of how to give good end of life care in any setting in the NHS.” He added: “The main way this guideline differs to the LCP is that it stresses an individualised approach rather than a ‘blanket’ method of using the LCP in an unthinking way. The guideline also stresses that the patient should be reviewed daily, and the person should always be taken as an individual.”

“We know the vast majority of people in this country receive very good end of life care, but this isn’t always the case. Looking after people who are dying can be challenging and our new evidence-based guideline will support doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide the best care possible for every patient.”
Prof Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive of NICE, 16th November 2015


The new guideline is available here 

Healthcare Conferences UK are running a conference on implementing this new guidance on this subject
Implementing the NICE Clinical Guideline on Care of the Dying Adult
Tuesday 26 January 
Hallam Conference Centre

Follow the conference on twitter #endoflifecare

Related Conferences:

Effective Nurse Prescribing in End of Life Care
Friday 15 April 
Hallam Conference Centre

16 December 2015


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