Impact of the pandemic on end of life care: take part in our survey

This is your chance to share insights into how COVID-19 has affected the care of dying patients

Nursing Standard and Marie Curie want nurses’ first-hand accounts of end of life care in 2020

There is still time to take part in the Nursing Standard Marie Curie annual nursing survey – the deadline is 5pm on 28th September.

This survey is a chance for nurses to share their experiences of caring for people at the end of life is this most challenging of years.

Barriers to providing end of life care, and the lessons nurses can learn from 2020

This is the survey’s fourth year, and this year's questions naturally focus on care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your responses will provide important information about the issues nurses have been facing and what they have learned.

Questions include:

  • How has the pandemic affected end of life care?
  • What have been the main barriers to providing end of life care during the pandemic?
  • What new ways of working/best practice would you would like to continue post-pandemic?

Take part in the survey

Win M&S vouchers worth £50

Everyone who completes the survey can enter a prize draw to win one of 10 M&S vouchers worth £50 each


Caring for dying patients – we want to hear your experiences first-hand 

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charitable provider of care for people with any terminal condition, either in their own homes or in one of its nine hospices.

Chief nurse and executive director of quality and caring services, Julie Pearce, said: ‘In recent years, this joint survey has provided a detailed insight from nurses across the UK and in different care settings, exploring what challenges nurses face when caring for people at the end of life.

‘2020 has been a year like no other for the nursing profession, with the impact COVID-19 has had on our working and personal lives. We’re interested to know first-hand what your experiences have been during this emotional and intense period.

‘Your views and experiences do matter to us, and we would appreciate you taking a few moments to complete our Nursing Standard and Marie Curie survey.’

The survey is open to nurses, healthcare assistants and nursing associates in the UK.

Go to the survey, deadline: 5pm, 28th September

Further information

Read Nursing Standard’s analysis of the 2019 survey findings

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