Stamping out the variation in end of life care in England

A report by Macmillian Cancer Support highlighted the pitfalls in end of life care despite a government pledge to drive up standards by 2020.

The government has made clear that it wants to improve end of life care. It has pledged a national commitment to drive up standards and end variation by 2020 in England.

The aim is to ensure people receive personalised care and support throughout their final months and are able to choose where they die when the time comes.

To achieve this goal, the 44 local sustainability and transformation partnerships have been tasked with driving forward change on the ground.

But just how well are people with cancer currently cared for and supported at the end of life? According to a report by Macmillan Cancer Support , there is a long way to go to achieve the government’s goal.



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