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7 Markers of Good Quality Palliative Care: A National Survey of UK General Practices
  1. Philippa Hughes
  1. Academic Unit of Supportive Care (AUSC), University of Sheffield

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Background: The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on supportive and palliative care for adults with cancer highlights needs assessment and communication for all cancer patients, including the particular needs of the dying. The End of Life Care Strategy emphasises care planning, review and coordination. Initiatives such as the Gold Standards Framework (GSF), Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient, advance care planning, …

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