On this page you'll find an overview of the key policies and guidance for Palliative and End of Life Care (PEoLC) in the UK.

This page takes around 6 minutes to read.



Each of the four UK nations has policies and guidance that set out the expectations for palliative and end of life care (PEoLC).

Hospices need to be familiar with these documents so they can understand what is required of them as part of their local health and care system, as well as the local priorities in planning, designing and funding PEoLC services across providers.

To understand the overarching frameworks for health and care across the UK, have a look at our Health and care policy and guidance.