NICE issues new draft guidance on end of life care

News - 29/07/2015

Today (29 July 2015), the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published draft guidelines in respect of end of life care, following the abolition of the Liverpool Care Pathway last year.

The guidelines will help medical practitioners identify when someone is entering their final days of life and also provides guidance about the management of the person’s needs during this time.

The deadline for consultation on the proposed guidelines is 5pm on 9 September 2015.  You can find a copy of the guidelines and information as to how you can respond at https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-cgwave0694/consultation/care-of-the-dying-adult-draft-guideline-consultation.

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