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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  • A study into implementing the ‘Guidance for bereavement needs assessment in palliative care'
    This is a report of the study into the implementation of the new approach to bereavement needs assessment introduced in 'Guidance for bereavement needs assessment in palliative care', which was first published in 2008. Three hospices took part in the study. As well as presenting the findings of the study, the report also includes several useful tools for anyone interested in implementing the new approach to assessment. (Published May 2010)
  • Hospice patient survey report 2006-2007
    53 hospices participated between July 2006 and February 2007
  • Hospice patient survey report 2008-2009
    52 hospices participated between July 2008 and February 2009
  • Hospice patient survey report 2010-2011
    39 hospices participated between September 2010 and May 2011
  • Hospice patient survey report 2012-2013
    20 hospices participated between November 2012 and May 2013
  • Listening differently to users report - real time patient experience reporting
    Reports on the findings of a Real Time Reporting pilot project developed by the National End of life Care Programme (now part of NHS Improving Quality), Marie Curie Cancer Care and Hospice UK. The aim of the project was to find more effective ways to collect, analyse and present data on the experience of people receiving care in their last year of life, as a basis for service improvement.
  • Work experience in hospices – Final report of scoping study
    This report is to provide the results of the scoping exercise undertaken to determine the current level of work experience in hospices. It outlines how hospices in England are currently supporting work experience, placed in the context of national developments from Health Education England around work experience. The report includes a set of recommendations and next steps, the results of a survey of adult and children’s hospices in England, and case studies of good practice. It aims to assist hospices in considering how best they can support work experience activities, based on ‘what works’.
  • The Missing Piece: Meeting People’s Spiritual Needs in End of Life Care
    Spiritual support needs of people in end of life care and those close to them are often not assessed or met. Many health and social care workers lack confidence in this area.This publication reports on some of the key findings and insights from that conference and identifies some next steps. It is intended to generate discussion about how people’s needs for spiritual support in end of life care can be met.
  • Quality governance
    An essential guide to the various aspects of quality governance.
  • Hospice Accounts Report 2016
    Analysis of the accounts of UK charitable hospices for year ended 31 March 2015

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