Approximately 1% of the UK’s population die each year, and within that population the majority of deaths can be predicted. Evidence has found that early identification of patients who are likely to die within the next 12 months often enables well coordinated, pro-active quality care, and allows healthcare professionals to focus on better meeting patients’ needs. It has been developed in partnership with Marie Curie and the Clinical Innovation and Research Centre.

The End of Life and Palliative Care Toolkit provides a collection of tools, knowledge, and current guidance for healthcare professionals to support patients nearing the end of life to live well until they die. The resources include information for patients and those close to them.

Who is the End of Life and Palliative Care Toolkit for?

Any general practice in the UK can use the toolkit. The resources are for healthcare professionals, informal carers, patients and those close to them.

For resources related to end of life care and COVID-19, visit the dedicated section on our COVID-19 Resource Hub.

The toolkit will be updated on a regular basis. Please send any comments or suggestions to