Dying well at home: the case for integrated working


General practitioners



Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, medical and financial support for people with cancer and also campaigns for better cancer care. The ‘Learn Zone’ provides free and easy access to a wide variety of learning resources, online courses and professional development tools for health and social care practitioners and volunteers.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care provides information and advice for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families as well as contacts for nurses who can support terminally ill people who choose to die at home. There is information for commissioners on service design and innovative approaches to local care provision. Useful reports include:

National Council for Palliative Care

The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) is the umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative, end of life and hospice care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It believes that everyone approaching the end of life has the right to the highest quality care and support, wherever they live, and whatever their condition. It works with government, health and social care staff and people with personal experience to improve end of life care for all.

The charity produces practical guidance, training materials and a quarterly magazine – Inside Palliative Care – and runs conferences and workshops for people at the end of life and those who care for them. It also runs an extensive training programme and undertakes policy and campaigning work.

National End of Life Care Programme

The following publications are not referenced in the text, but may be useful:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Occupational therapy

Specialist care



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