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Advance care planning system helps ensure people’s end of life wishes are met

Patients' digitally recorded end of life care preferences help healthcare professionals access and share information    

Pateints' digitally recorded end of life care preferences help healthcare professionals access and share information

A pilot project to support nursing home residents in planning and sharing their end of life care preferences digitally among health professionals will help to ensure people do not spend their last days or hours in hospital against their wishes, says Marie Curie nurse Wendy Hutchinson, who led the project.

The pilot was the first of its kind to use the London-based Coordinate My Care (CMC) NHS database for advanced end of life care planning in a residential care setting.

The first stage, which was run jointly by CMC, Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Sutton End of Life Care Team and the Health Innovation Network (the Academic Health Science Network for south London) took place last autumn. The nursing hours were funded by Marie Curie.


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