End of Life Care Strategy: Quality Markers Consultation

The Department has launched a consultation on Quality Markers for End of Life Care, as promised in the End of Life Care Strategy published in July.

This document has been developed with help from the SHA Pathway Chairs for the NHS Next Stage Review, who identified the need for a national approach in order to raise the quality of care for people at the end of life. The document is aimed at commissioners, performance managers and providers of end of life care services, from the NHS, voluntary and independent sectors.

Closing date for the consultation is February 2009.