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.

  • Feb 08, 2016
    Influencing locally: A toolkit for hospices in England
    A guide designed to support hospices to identify and build relationships locally, and to raise awareness and influence key statutory bodies. It is a roadmap to ensure that the needs of people with terminal or life-limiting conditions, and hospice care, are on the agenda of local decision-makers.
  • Nov 10, 2015
    Impact Report 2015 – single page
    Our single page Impact Report is ideal for printing.
  • Nov 10, 2015
    Impact Report 2015 – double page spread
    Our double page spread Impact Report is best to use when viewing the document on screen.
  • Jul 03, 2015
    Rehabilitative palliative care: enabling people to live fully until they die – A challenge for the 21st century
    This publication provides evidence of the benefits and effectiveness of rehabilitative palliative care, and includes guidance and tools to support its implementation. Authors: Rebecca Tiberini, Specialist Palliative Care Physiotherapist, St Joseph’s Hospice and Heather Richardson, Joint Chief Executive, St Christopher’s Hospice, RMN/RGN
  • Jul 01, 2015
    Time for Action: Why end of life care needs to improve, and what we need to do next
    The purpose of this short report is to enable decision-makers at every level, including those responsible for commissioning and providing services and research, to understand the key findings of these reports as well as their recommendations about what is needed.
  • Apr 22, 2015
    Care After Death: Guidance for staff responsible for care after death (second edition)
    First published in 2011, the 'Guidance for staff responsible for care after death' showed that care after death is the first stage of a process which involves a range of professional groups and that coordinated working is vital if the process is to run smoothly. Endorsed by three royal colleges and other national organisations, the focus of the second edition has been extended to include recommendations relating to the training of staff and to addressing deaths in mental health services and prisons. Author: Jo Wilson on behalf of National Nurse Consultant Group (Palliative Care).
  • Mar 27, 2015
    Hospice enabled dementia care – the first steps
    A guide to help hospices establish care for people with dementia, their families and carers.
  • Mar 16, 2015
    Resilience: A framework supporting hospice staff to flourish in stressful times
    The framework provides guidance on interventions from board level to the individual for building a resilient and flourishing hospice workforce
  • Feb 01, 2015
    Difficult Conversations for Young Adults
    This guide was developed in response to a gap in health professionals’ skills in having difficult conversations with the growing number of young adults with life-limiting conditions who come in to their care. This gap was one of the findings of the STEPP research project (a project which looked at examples of positive practice in transition to adult health settings for young adults with life-limiting conditions). It aims to support professionals to improve quality of life and provide peace of mind for young people and their families, by sharing insights from young people themselves and their families about discussing the end of life. The guide describes feelings they experience when having conversations on this sensitive subject and gives ideas about how to approach it. It also aims to be a useful prompt that young people can use to broach the subject of end of life planning with family, friends and professionals.

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