A national review of choices in end of life care – Consultation paper

The National Council for Palliative Care has launched a review into the choice of end of life care.  This has only recently come to our notice and the chance to input into this closed on 30 September.  The link is at the end of the post if you would like to participate.

Why the review of choice in end of life care has been launched

Almost half a million people die in England each year. However, significant numbers of people do not currently have proper opportunities for their choices about how, when and where they receive end of life care to be identified, discussed or met.

That is why the Government has set up a review of choices in end of life care – to help shape its national choice offer. The review is being undertaken by an independent programme board, chaired by Claire Henry, the Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care. The information gathered will outline the kinds of choices that people would like to be able to make at the end of life and information about the funding, systems and processes that would be needed to enable choices to be acted upon.

The review focuses on end of life care for adults aged 18 and over, and within the current legal framework. Therefore, it does not focus on assisted dying or anything that would involve changes to mental capacity legislation.

The programme board is due to present its findings and advice to Government in February 2015.


Thank you for the link. I’ve just completed the survey.