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TayPEOLC End of Life Care

Aim:

To work in partnership, with all those who are involved with caring for those who are living with advanced illness, those who are moving in to the last weeks and days of life and those who are dying so that they have the care they need, when and where they need it. This includes care delivered in all settings and the support of families and carers.

Leads:

Susan Whyte, Primary Care Macmillan Lead GP, NHS Tayside 

Patricia Brooks Young, MacMillan Nurse Consultant for Palliative & End of Life Care, Tayside

Objectives:

  • Identifying and supporting selected projects brought to the group
  • Ensuring close integration of work with colleagues in health, social care, the independent and voluntary sector
  • Facilitate the sharing of learning from projects with colleagues in Tayside and more widely as appropriate

Terms of Reference:

Terms of Reference - End of Life Care Group -Final v1.4.- updated 050919.pdf

Useful Links: 

Recently published guidance from the British Geriatric Society the aim of which is to support clinicians and others in considering the needs of and providing high quality care for frail older people as they move towards the end of their lives. It aims to prompt and support timely discussions about preferences for care, ideally at a time which facilitates the input of the older person themselves. The guidance provides practical advice to help those staff working with frail older patients so they can provide them with the best opportunity to live and die well. For further information please link below to a compendium of on-line resources and guidance: https://www.bgs.org.uk/resources/resource-series/end-of-life-care-in-frailty

Caring for People in the last hours or days of life,  Scottish Government

End of Life Care, Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines

End of Life Care, Support Around Death

Other documents and work from Tayside:

Winston Churchill Fellowship: Palliative Caregivers Programme