National Palliative Care Standards
National Palliative Care Standards for Specialist Palliative Care Services
The National Palliative Care Standards (Edition 5) have been updated following consultation with the palliative care community and other stakeholders. Much has changed within palliative care over the past decade, including expansion of the evidence base for clinical care, re-design of service delivery models of care to meet changing community expectations and needs, and changes to the language used to describe those we care for. Most importantly there is increasing recognition that caring for people who are approaching and reaching the end of life is everybody’s business – everybody in health, aged and social care has a role to play. Click here to read more.
National Palliative Care Standards for All Health Professionals and Aged Care Services: For professionals not working in Specialist Palliative Care
The National Palliative Care Standards for All Health Professional and Aged Care Services has been developed to complement the National Palliative Care Standards (NCPS) 5th edition 2018, with the aim of supporting better experiences and outcomes for people receiving generalist palliative care. These Standards are intended to guide health providers to deliver high-quality palliative care in a wide range of settings (in services outside of specialist palliative care services). Click here to read more.