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56 All Tooled Up: An Evaluation of End of Life Care Tools in Care Homes in North Lancashire
  1. Dr Mary Turner, Research Fellow,
  2. Professor Sheila Payne, Help the Hospices Chair in Hospice Studies and
  3. Dr Katherine Froggatt, Senior Lecturer
  1. International Observatory on End of Life Care, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University, Lancaster

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The End of Life Care Strategy (Department of Health, 2008) for England encourages the use of three tools — the Gold Standards Framework (GSF), Preferred Priorities for Care (PPC), Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) — to improve the quality of end-of-life care in all care settings. While some evidence is available about the use of these …

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