Lord Wills – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Wills on 2016-04-11.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that everyone at the end of life has a personalised care plan, with their choices recorded on an Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination System or equivalent system.

Lord Prior of Brampton

We are committed to ensuring that everyone at, or nearing, the end of life receives high quality, compassionate care, tailored to their individual needs and preferences.

The Government’s forthcoming response to the independent Review of Choice in End of Life Care, which will be published shortly, will set out our vision for high quality, personalised care and the steps we will take to achieve this. The response will also address each of the Review recommendations, including on care coordination; improving the quality, availability and responsiveness of care; improving the quality and use of data; care planning and the use of digital care records; and the involvement of family members and carers in discussions about care.