End of life care

NHS Bereavement Helpline 0800 2600 400, open 8am to 8pm every day.

Bereavement care and support in specialist housing

The Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) has produced the following briefing to support the housing sector and operators of specialist housing - such as extra care or retirement housing.

Deathbed Etiquette for COVID-19

The Centre for The Art of Dying Well at St Mary’s University has developed a new Deathbed Etiquette for COVID-19. You can find out more at The Art of Dying Well.

Clinical guide for supporting compassionate visiting arrangements for those receiving care at the end of life

(13 May 2020)

This guidance, available on the NHS England and NHS Improvement website is focused on supporting compassionate visiting arrangements for those receiving care at the end of life. It provides advice on how visiting at the end of life can be facilitated across a range of settings:

  • Healthcare inpatient settings (including mental health and learning disability)
  • Care homes
  • Hospices
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