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End of life care

End of life care is the total care of a person with an advanced, progressive or incurable illness. End of life care can last a few days, months or years, continuing for however long it is needed. Our vision is for everyone who needs end of life care to have access to high quality, responsive services that meet their needs, at the time and place where they are needed.

We worked with our community and partners to develop our strategy and charter. Find out more about this engagement here.

The CCG’s End of Life Strategy 2019-24

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and local organisations have developed a new strategy to ensure that patients receive tailored and coordinated care when approaching the end of life.

The 2019-2024 End of Life Care strategy details the collective ambitions for palliative and end of life care in the Vale of York which have been guided by feedback from local communities and NHS England recommendations.

Maximising the comfort and wellbeing of a person approaching the end of life, taking account of their preferred place of death and ensuring each person gets fair access to care, are all detailed within the strategy and explain how health and social care staff and communities will put these into practice.

Click here to read our end of life care strategy

The Vale of York Citizen’s Charter

This charter was created in collaboration with our patients, community and their families and local professionals to represent what is most important to you for end of life care.

The citizen’s charter sets out for members of the public what they can expect from end of life care in Vale of York in a brief, easy to read document. The charter shows how Vale of York allows them to meet the ideal set out in Every moment counts – a narrative for person centred coordinated care for people near the end of life.

Click here to read your citizen's charter for end of life care

Palliative Care Drugs

Click here for information about palliative care drugs.

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