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Getting Serious About Prevention: enabling people to stay out of hospital at the end of life

Getting serious about prevention: enabling people to stay out of hospital at the end of life, warns that the NHS is paying too much to care for people approaching the end of life in hospitals, where they often don’t want or need to be.

The report makes a number of recommendations for commissioners, service providers and health and social care staff. These include commissioning 24/7 care in community settings, better use of anticipatory prescribing of medicines, improving coordination between hospitals and community settings, encouraging better sharing of records of people’s end of life wishes and a more proactive approach by health and care staff to identifying and meeting the needs of people approaching the end of life.

Link to report: Getting Serious About Prevention: enabling people to stay out of hospital at the end of life

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