GPs’ role in end of life care

The RCGP has launched a new strategy for end of life care, giving GPs a central role in the radical upgrading of patient services. Recommendations include greater integration with the quality and outcomes framework, more GP involvement in care homes and improved out-of-hours palliative care.

Advance care planning for the end of life

Advance care planning can be applied in CPR decision-making at the end of life, but because medical technology advances mean increased length of palliative care and chronic illnesses, the decision of when to intervene has become more complex

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