End of Life Care training for GPs and District Nurses

East of EnglandGeneric Health Relevance
Published Date: 1 Dec 2012

End of Life Care training for GPs and District Nurses

Who?

General practitioners and community nurses caring for adults in the last year of life.

What?

A survey of a group of general practitioners and community nurses to identify training and educational needs in End of Life Care.

Findings 

• Specific areas of need in End of Life Care were identified for further education and training

• There was a lack of awareness amongst those surveyed of night and evening services for End of Life Care patients

• Out of hours medical service provision was identified by some clinicians as an area of concern.