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 domains. These include:

  • place of death
  • underlying cause of death
  • mortality
  • death in usual place of residence (DiUPR)
  • care homes and community
  • dementia

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

Resource directory

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

This will be updated regularly.

Public Health England 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.

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Recent updates

October 2019

The temporary care home residents indicator located within the care homes and community domain has been updated and now includes data for 2017 for England, Government Office Region, STP, CCG County, Unitary Authority, District and SCN geographical areas

September 2019

New Resource Directory. This contains intelligence and guidance to support these profiles.

July 2019

The death in usual place of residence domain now includes data for 2017 for England, Government Office Region, STP, CCG and SCN geographical areas.

May 2019

Place of death, cause of death and the mortality domains now include data for 2017 for England, Government Office Region, STP, CCG, County, Unitary Authority, District and SCN geographical areas. These updates are accompanied by revisions to the metadata guide.

The “Care home use at end of life” domain has been renamed and is now called “Care homes and community”. The indicator "Palliative/supportive care: QOF Prevalence all ages" (found in the National General Practice Profiles) has been linked to the care homes and community domain.

February 2019

Care home bed rate and nursing home bed rate has been updated to include 2018 data for England, Government Office Region, STP, CCG, County, Unitary Authority, District and SCN geographical areas. A statistical commentary is available for this update.

November 2018

Temporary resident care home deaths has been updated to include 2016 data for England, Government Office Region, STP, CCG, County, Unitary Authority, District and SCN geographical areas.

July 2018

Death in usual place of residence domain has been updated to include 2016 data for England, Government Office Region, STP, CCG, County, Unitary Authority, District and SCN geographical areas. A statistical commentary is available for this update.

Amendments have been made to area classification of data in all years to align with current definitions, this has resulted in some small changes to published data, most notably:

  • data for SCNs in particular Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire SCN and Northern England SCN
  • data for CCGs (2017/18 configuration) in particular NHS Guildford and Waverley CCG and NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG

An error has been identified in the local authority data for “DIUPR – Respiratory disease (%), Persons, All Ages” for 2015 only. These values have now been corrected.

Extra functionality has been added to the profile in all domains to:

  • provide information on inequalities
  • compare indicators in a scatter plot
  • analyse recent trends
  • show the distribution of values for each indicator nationally or regionally as a ‘boxplot’

February 2018

Cause of death and place of death domains have been updated to include 2016 data for England, Government Office Region, County, Unitary Authority and District geographical areas. A statistical commentary is available for this update.

January 2018

Care home bed rate and nursing home bed rate were updated to include 2017 data.

December 2017

Cause of death and place of death domains have been updated to include data for 2016 for England, Government Office Region, STP, SCN and CCG geographical areas.