Place of care

Includes policy and guidance on different care settings for palliative and end of life care: care homes, communities, hospice, hospital and social care.

Care homes

Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre, Cardiff University, Hospice UK and Public Health England (2017) Results of a national survey of support to adult care homes in England: A specialist palliative care provider perspective

NHS (2016) The framework for enhanced health in care homes

Public Health England, National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (2017) The role of care homes in end of life care

Office for National Statistics Care homes and estimating the self-funding population, England: 2021-2022

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) (2017) End of life care in a care home


General Medical Council Treatment and care towards the end of life: good practice in decision making

Local Government Association (2020)  End of Life care Guide for councils

Marie Curie Compassionate communities. A civic and public health approach to end of life care

Murray Hall Community Trust and The National Council for Palliative Care Dying Matters (2013) An overview of compassionate communities in England

NIHR Compassionate Communities: A public health approach to palliative and end of life care - PEOLC13

The National Council for Palliative Care (2016) Each community is prepared to help: community development in end of life care – guidance on ambition six


CQC (2018) The state of hospice services in England 2014 to 2017

Hospice UK Publications and Resources

NHS England (2017) Dementia friendly hospices – embedding a sustainable model to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence of Hospice staff across Yorkshire and the Humber

Nuffield Trust and Hospice UK (2022) Support at the end of life. The role of hospice services across the UK


NHS England (2015) Transforming end of life care in acute hospitals: the route to success ‘how to’ guide

Royal College of Physicians (2016) End of life care audit – dying in hospital

Out of hours

Marie Curie (2022) Better end of life care 2022

Primary care

Macmillan Cancer Support (2020) Supporting QI activity in end of life care

Social care

Association of Palliative Care Social Workers (2016) The role of social workers in palliative, end of life and bereavement care

Care Quality Commission (2018) The state of adult social care services 2014 to 2017

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) (2018) Growing innovative models of health, care and support for adults

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