Palliative Care for People with a Learning Disability

This briefing by Jim Kennedy highlights the practice messages and resources available in NHS England’s recently published and very useful guide on providing end of life care to people with a learning disability. Although prepared by an English organisation its messages and resources are of UK-wide interest.

This is an important care concern which merits greater focus, and NHS England’s guide offers straightforward and accessible pointers of relevance to both commissioners and practitioners.

The guide is built around a framework of six ambitions (or principles) that lead to a series of top tips, followed by brief suggestions as to how these can be put into practice, and links to relevant resources.

Read the briefing here.

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