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End of life care: resources

In the sections below you can find links to a range of resources that provide help and advice about different aspects of end of life care.

Resources for doctors

Dying Matters

Gold Standards Framework

National Council for Palliative Care

NHS Improving Quality

Resuscitation Council

Royal College of General Practitioners

NHS North East Clinical Networks

Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People

  • The five priorities for end of life care, as defined by the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People. Work to develop these priorities followed Baroness Neuberger's review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Resources for patients, relatives and carers

Age UK

Dying Matters

Hospice UK

Macmillan Cancer Support

Marie Curie


  • Guide to end of life care issues for people affected by learning disability, and their families or carers.

NHS Choices

NHS Scotland


Child Bereavement UK

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Scotland

NHS Blood and Transplant

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