Publications

We publish a wealth of publications to support hospice and palliative care providers, covering a wide range of topics.

Publications are listed in order of the date they were published (with the most recent first), but they are also listed by category, or can be found using the keyword search facility.

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  • May 26, 2021
    Equality in Hospice and End of Life Care: Challenges and change
    Everyone has the right to high quality care and support at the end of life, no matter who they are, where they are or why they are ill. But many people are still not able to access the help and support they need in their final days.
  • Apr 26, 2021
    Dying Behind Bars: How can we better support people in prison at the end of life?
    End of life care for imprisoned people should be a UK-wide policy priority. The current provision of and unmet need for end of life care in prisons should be established across the four nations.
  • Jan 27, 2021
    Hospice Accounts Report 2020
    This report brings together the accounts of charitable hospices in the UK. These hospices are primarily local charities that are governed by voluntary trustees. The purpose of the report is to: Demonstrate the size and operation of hospice care in the UK; identify and highlight changes over time in the overall operation of these hospices; identify differences between the various sizes of hospice; provide hospices with critical figures and benchmarks against which to compare their own accounts.
  • Nov 10, 2020
    Special Edition of Care After Death: Registered Nurse Verification of Expected Adult Death (RNVoEAD) guidance
    The aim of this guidance is to provide a framework for the timely verification of expected adult deaths by experienced (assessed as competent), registered nurses. In direct response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the need for clarity, Hospice UK has reviewed the 3rd Edition guidelines for RNVoEAD and created a Special Edition. (Updated 10 November 2020)
  • Sep 14, 2020
    Care After Death: Guidance for staff responsible for care after death (third edition)
    The care we provide to people who have died has never been more important. With restricted visiting of the dying and viewing of the deceased in hospitals, hospices and care homes, those dear to the deceased will require additional reassurance that all has been done to care for the deceased, and to maintain their dignity. This guidance is written to support the care of the deceased adult during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Apr 15, 2020
    Hospice Care in Scotland 2018
    This briefing presents an overview of the care and support provided by charitable hospice services in Scotland in 2017-18.
  • Nov 20, 2019
    Hospice UK Impact Report 2019
    Read how Hospice UK makes an impact within the hospice, palliative and end of life care movement, with our annual Impact Report.
  • Nov 20, 2019
    Current state of caring for family carers in UK hospices
    This report summarises the state of carer assessment and support provision across the hospice sector in the UK from the Hospice UK Organisational Survey of Carer Assessment and Support (HUK-OSCAS) 2018.
  • Nov 20, 2019
    Hospice Accounts Report 2019
    haysmacintyre is pleased to partner with Hospice UK for the fifth year in producing the Hospice Accounts Report. This year’s report brings together information from the statutory accounts of 193 independent charitable hospices in the UK, plus two national charities, Marie Curie and Sue Ryder.
  • Nov 20, 2019
    Fresh eyes approach - A walk-through to improve people’s experience of care in the last months of life in acute hospitals
    This report summarises our learning from our ‘fresh eyes’ walkthroughs of 12 acute hospital trusts, a key component of the programme’s approach to consider the patient, family and/or carers’ experiences by walking through a potential journey.

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