Lord Wills – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Wills on 2016-04-12.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation in the review What’s important to me: A review of choice in end of life care, that greater joint working between palliative care specialists and other clinical staff, and between secondary care and primary care staff, is important in order to identify people who may need end of life care as early as possible; and what action they are taking to implement that recommendation.

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.