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Find information and presentations about ‘Building on the Best’, a 2-year partnership programme which aimed to enhance existing care in UK hospital settings by embedding compassion and choice for everybody at the end of life.

About the programme

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The 'Building on the Best' programme provided support, knowledge and leadership. This enabled everyone in hospital approaching end of life, and their loved ones, to receive high quality care that respected their wishes and needs.

We worked by building on the existing end of life care programmes through the experience and influence of Hospice UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and other partners in each of the nations. In England we worked with NHS England, NHS Improvement and 10 Acute Trusts.

Each of the trusts developed posters to share their learning. Below you can watch their 'elevator pitches' at the Improving EOLC conference, and download their posters. The programme took place between March 2016 and March 2018

Download the programme evaluation & summary report

Read the final report on Whole Systems Partnership’s evaluation of the Building on the Best programme on palliative and end of life care in acute hospitals in England.

Improving EOLC Presentations & Posters

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Watch ‘elevator pitch’ presentations given by 10 acute trusts at the 2018 Improving End of Life Care Conference. Each of the trusts also developed posters to share their learning as part of the Building on the Best programme.

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Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital

Watch Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital’s presentation at the Improving End Of Life Care conference in June 2018. 

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Great Ormond Street Hospital

Watch Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s presentation at the Improving End Of Life Care conference in June 2018.

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Guys and St Thomas' Hospital

Watch Guys and St. Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s presentation at the Improving End Of Life Care conference in June 2018.

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University Hospitals Birmingham

Watch University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust’s presentation at the Improving End Of Life Care conference in June 2018.

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East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Watch East and North Hertfordshire NHS Foundation Trust’s presentation at the Improving End Of Life Care conference in June 2018.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Watch Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s presentation at the Improving End Of Life Care conference in June 2018.

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Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust

Watch Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust’s presentation at the Improving End Of Life Care conference in June 2018.

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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Watch Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s presentation at the Improving End Of Life Care conference in June 2018.

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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals

Watch Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust’s presentation at the Improving End Of Life Care conference in June 2018.

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