These profiles have been developed by the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN) to improve the availability and accessibility of information and intelligence around palliative and end of life care. They provide an overview across multiple geographies in England, to support commissioning and planning of local services.

The data in the profiles are grouped into topics. These include:

  • needs assessment 
  • care homes and community
  • hospital care
  • place of death
  • mortality
  • dementia
  • underlying cause of death

The Fingertips Guidance contains information on how to use the profiles.

Classification of place of death is a guide that supports the methods used for all place of death indicators on these profiles.



Patterns of care, England 2021

This factsheet for England describes patterns of care near the end of life related to 4 major conditions; cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementia and respiratory disease. It includes experimental statistics describing the number of people who died in 2021, their causes of death, demographic characteristics (age, sex, ethnic group, deprivation quintile), hospital admissions, length of stay in hospital and place of death.


The data behind this data factsheet is available as a spreadsheet.


The graphics and tables from the factsheet are available as slides.   


Care homes

These factsheets for England and upper tier local authorities (UTLAs) include trends in care home deaths including care home residents who die elsewhere, COVID-19 deaths in care homes, dementia amongst those who died in care homes and data on care home bed availability by service speciality.

The data behind these factsheets is available as a spreadsheet.

Next update planned for January 2024

Place of death

These factsheets for Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) provide the most recent data available on trends in place of death and compares this with the pattern seen in 2019 as a baseline.

It compares ICB and England data from 2019 to 2023 for the number and percentage of deaths in hospitals (acute or community, not psychiatric); at home; in care homes; in hospices (not community), and ‘other places’.   

The data behind these factsheets is available as a spreadsheet.

Next update planned for January 2024

Resource directory

This directory of intelligence and guidance supports the data in these profiles. These cover the following themes:

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This will be updated quarterly.

The National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN) is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the content expressed within them.

Atlas of variation for palliative and end of life care

The Atlas of variation for palliative and end of life care pdfs are located in the ‘Themed Atlas’ section. They contain 29 indicators on the quality of care in hospitals, services and in the community.

A supporting NHS Interactive Atlas version enables organisations to view the data at a local level and see where they sit within the national landscape or within their peer groups. The Atlas includes maps, charts, time series data and associated statistics across all the indicators.

Contact us

Find more resources and information from the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network about Palliative and end of life care on .GOV.UK web pages.

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