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The new ReSPECT process

The new ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Treatment and Care) process was made public last week. Crucially, it allows patients to indicate the extent to which they want to prioritise sustaining their life or prioritise being comfortable and pain-free.

Effective Non-Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care

This conference focuses on the important issue of Nurse/Non Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care. It is widely recognised that pain and symptom control at the end of life is not always optimal, the development of non medical/nurse prescribing has a key role in improving pain and symptom control for patients at the end of life.

Advance Decisions are legally binding

There have been some misleading articles in the press recently about the legal status of Advance Decisions (also known as living wills).

Transforming End of Life Care in Acute Hospitals

This conference focuses on improving end of life care for people in hospital. Through national updates and learning from the NHS Transform Programme, and case studies demonstrating improvement in practice the conference will support you to meet the six national ambitions for end of life care within hospital, and improve care and outcomes for patients and their families.