End of life commissioning debate
A breakfast event hosted by The King’s Fund, London covered early findings from the Fund’s ongoing research into the effective commissioning of end of life care services in England. Presentations by Rachael Addicott, King’s Fund Senior Fellow; Tom Hughes-Hallett, Chief Executive of Marie Curie Cancer Care, and Chair of the government’s Palliative Care Funding Review; Clive Bowman, Medical Director of Bupa Care Services; and Simon Chapman, Director of Policy, Ethics, and Parliamentary Affairs for the National Council for Palliative Care are available here.
Interim report released on locality register pilot
A recently published report presents the interim findings from an evaluation of eight locality register pilot sites across England. The locality register aims to enable key information about individuals and their preferences for care at the end of life to be recorded and accessed by a range of services.