End of life care: resources

In the sections below you can find links to a range of resources that provide help and advice about different aspects of end of life care.

Resources for doctors

Dying Matters

  • Training films for anyone involved in .
  • Resources aimed at to have conversations about end of life care.

Gold Standards Framework

  • GSF quality improvement training programmes, which are available as distance learning programmes through a .
  • for doctors providing end of life care.

National Council for Palliative Care

  • to support doctors providing end of life care.

NHS Improving Quality

  • Information about the NHSIQ to support end of life care in acute hospitals.
  • Information about .

Resuscitation Council

  • about resuscitation.

Royal College of General Practitioners

  • End of life care .

NHS North East Clinical Networks

  • Deciding right initiative for .
  • to support doctors' decision making with patients nearing the end of life.

Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People

  • , as defined by the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People. Work to develop these priorities followed Baroness Neuberger's review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.

Social Care Institute for Excellence

  • who support people and their families at the end of life.    

Resources for patients, relatives and carers

Age UK

  • approaching the end of life, and their families / carers.

Dying Matters

  • of dying, death and bereavement.
  • Series of leaflets to support people to have .

Hospice UK

  • Information about in the UK.

Macmillan Cancer Support

  • Resource for patients, families and carers on .
  • Resource for patients that explains .
  • who are terminally ill with cancer, and their families or carers, with some links to useful resources that explain and provide support around different end of life issues

Marie Curie

  • who are terminally ill with cancer, and their families and carers.
  • (pdf) for patients, families and carers.


  • Guide to end of life care issues for people affected by learning disability, and their families or carers.

NHS Choices

  • and their families about end of life care.

NHS Scotland

  • for healthcare professionals from any care setting who are involved in supporting people with a palliative life-limiting condition.


  • NICE's for end of life care for adults.

Child Bereavement UK

  • Support for , with training and advice for professionals

Cruse Bereavement Care

  • for bereaved adults.

Cruse Scotland

  • for bereaved adults in Scotland.

NHS Blood and Transplant

  • Information about and transplants.

Together for short lives 

  • Resource for people .  
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