Terminally ill people not receiving the right care

Difficult conversations with dying people and their families

This survey of over 1,000 GPs reveals that terminally ill people are not getting access to the right care when they need it. The report highlights issues surrounding round-the-clock care with families reporting having to chase after prescriptions, nurses waiting hours for vital drugs to arrive, and locums unable to prescribe.

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The impact of the Marie Curie Nursing Service on place of death and hospital use at the end of life

The Nuffield Trust

This report sets out the results of a study, commissioned by Marie Curie Cancer Care, examining the impact of the Marie Curie home-based nursing service on patient outcomes and hospital usage. It examines whether the home-based nursing service helps more people to die at home, reducing both hospital use and costs at the end of life.