Allocative efficiency in end-of-life care

This round two Efficiency Research project will look at whether improvements in the efficiency of health and social care delivery at the end of life could enable access to higher-quality and more personalised care for patients.

Insight 2013: Video-based communication research and training in decision-making in supportive and palliative care (VERDIS)

Two year research project on shared decision making in end of life settings. Working with the Sue Ryder Care Centre for the Study of Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care at the University of Nottingham. Part of £1.6 million open call Insight 2012 research programme, which aims to ge...

Spreading the capability to improve patients’ and carers’ experiences of end-of-life care in one NHS region using a collaborative peer-to-peer method

South east England
This Spreading Improvement project looks to improve end-of-life care using the methodology of the Patient and Family-Centred Care (PFCC) programme. This project, led by the Point of Care Foundation, will build capacity and capability in patient-centred quality improvement using PFCC methods acros...

Developing and implementing nurse-led beds for end-of-life patients within a hospice inpatient unit

Yorkshire and the Humber
This project from St Gemma’s Hospice involves developing and piloting a nurse-led service that offers end-of-life care to dying patients with generalist palliative care needs within a hospice environment.

Charles Daniels, GenerationQ fellow

Charles is Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Medicine at North West London Hospitals NHS Trust. 

Bringing health care home

Yorkshire and the Humber
Led by Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and supported by partner organisations, this project aimed to improve the safety and quality of care for patients in their last year of life. The team are providing patients with a single point of access and dedicated clinical support in their own home, or oth...

Care for patients who are reaching the end of life

South west England
Run by Royal United Hospital, Bath, this project aimed to improve end of life care, in particular by improving identification of end of life. The work focused on creating a care pathway for patients approaching end of life in an elderly care ward, before rolling out the plan to other wards. Impro...

Caring for patients who are approaching the end of life

East of England
Run by Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, this project aimed at making the end of life care provided on general wards more person-centred, involving patients and their families and carers in decisions about where to die. Improving information and communications, both for patients and staff, were fundame...

Sarah Jane Mills, GenerationQ fellow

Yorkshire and the Humber
Sarah-Jane is the Chief Executive of independent charity St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice. Her role includes working with colleagues from the NHS, social services and national charities to promote the development of palliative and end of life care services. After qualifying as an occupational ...