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End of Life Care Facilitators and Champions Network Closure on 30 June 2016‏

The End of Life Care Facilitators and Champions network website hosted by the University of Hull will be closing on 30th June 2016, but will be replaced by a national online platform in September which we hope you will find a useful resource. NHS England has commissioned the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) to develop a central hub for Palliative and End of Life Care on the Ambitions website.

http://endoflifecareambitions.org.uk/

 

 

 
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‘A different ending’: Our review looking at end of life care published | Care Quality Commission‏

People from certain groups in society sometimes experience poorer quality care at the end of their lives because providers do not always understand or fully consider their needs, according to A different ending: Addressing inequalities in end of life care

 
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“Hiding who I am” The reality of end of life care for LGBT people

Everyone should have the right to
high-quality palliative care when they
have a terminal illness, regardless of
their condition, where they live, or their
personal circumstances. The UK has
been ranked as the best country in the
world for the quality of palliative care
on offer here. However, access to this
care is patchy. One in four people who
need palliative care miss out each year.
LGBT people experience significant
barriers to getting palliative care when
they need it. This report explores why.

http://www.mariecurie.org.uk/globalassets/media/documents/policy/policy-publications/june-2016/reality-end-of-life-care-lgbt-people.pdf

 
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Mutually assured wellbeing: Lyn Romeo

As this year’s Carers Week enters its closing stages, we have had timely reminders of the commitment and honesty of those whose love and care for others is unconditional – and who at times have found themselves in situations where support and understanding from others may have been lacking or hard to access.

https://lynromeo.blog.gov.uk/2016/06/10/mutually-assured-wellbeing/

 
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Social aspects of death, dying and bereavement

This November in Glasgow, an international conference will focus on the social aspects of death, dying and bereavement.

Read this article in the Social Work News section

 
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My job in palliative care let me practise social work as it is meant to be

Suzy Croft has had this article published in The Guardian.

Read article

 
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Gerry Nosowska blogs in Community Care about our new resource

Gerry Nosowska blogs about the palliative care resource that has just been published

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/03/16/learning-dying-key-good-palliative-care-social-work/

 
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NICE Consultation is now open on the draft older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions quality standard‏

Consultation is now open on the draft older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions  quality standard, along with the instructions and documents required to submit your comments, can be accessed by following this link:

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-qsd144/consultation/html-content-2

Responses must be submitted to QSconsultations@nice.org.uk by 5pm on Tuesday 24 May 2016.

 
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Schindler honour for hero housekeeper

Had it not been for the curiosity of our APCSW London SW regional representative Anne Mossack, Maria Turnsek may have been overlooked by history. Instead she was posthumously awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations at the Israeli Embassy in London.

Read article – ‘Schindler honour for hero housekeeper’ – The Times