NICE topic engagement – care of dying adults in the last days of life

Dear colleagues

NICE QUALITY STANDARD TOPIC ENGAGEMENT EXERCISE – care of dying adults in the last days of life

You may be aware that a NICE quality standard on care of dying adults in the last days of life is currently being developed. A NICE quality standard is a concise set of prioritised statements designed to drive measurable quality improvements within a particular area of health or care.

Today we have published the topic overview for this quality standard, describing core elements of the standard, on the NICE website for information and are inviting submissions from stakeholders on which areas for quality improvement would be considered to have the greatest potential to improve the quality of care for this area.

In support of suggestions for quality improvement, registered stakeholders and individuals are asked to provide any evidence or information that care in the suggested key areas for quality improvement is poor or variable and requires improvement. This information will be considered by the Quality Standards Advisory Committee (QSAC) who will agree which areas should be developed for the quality standard. Please note this is not a consultation on the draft quality standard; there will be a consultation on the draft quality standard on 29th September – 27th October 2016.

Please visit the following page to view the topic overview for care of dying adults in the last days of life and download a comments pro-forma:

Care of dying adults in the last days of life: topic engagement page

This engagement exercise will run from 3rd June until 17th June at 5pm.  Please note if you are submitting comments as an individual there is no need to register. 

Kind regards,

NICE Quality Standards Team

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