End of life

YHPHO has become part of Public Health England, joining its Knowledge and Intelligence Team (Northern and Yorkshire).

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End of life care begins in the 6 to 12 months before death and ends 6 to 12 months after death. Approximately 1% of the population die each year equating to around 500,000 people (National End of Life Strategy, 2008), and around 20% of the health budget is spent on end of life care (National Audit Office, 2008). The majority of people express a preference to die at home but over half currently die in an acute setting (Local Preferences and Place of Death in Regions within England, 2010). End of life care is often poorly co-ordinated and people are inappropriately admitted into hospital (National End of Life Strategy, 2008), providing high quality care at this time is crucial for both the patient and their relatives. The NHS Yorkshire and Humber regional End of Life Pathway Leadership Board is involved in a range of work programmes to improve quality of care at end of life.

YHPHO tools, data, resources

YHPHO/ YHQO has produced a quality report to support the work of the End of Life Pathway Leadership Board. The report brings together data on end of life around key themes and uses benchmarking data to identify issues and good practice as well as providing recommendations.

Network of Public Health Observatories lead area

Each PHO takes the lead for a key policy area. Please visit the Network of Public Health Observatories website for further details about lead areas.

South West PHO and National end of life care intelligence network

Other relevant resources

Last Updated: Monday, 8th December 2014

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