Call for National Standard for End-of-Life Care

March 6, 2017

(Medscape) – National standards for palliative and end-of-life care are needed after a report revealed stark discrepancies in services across England. It found that some health trusts only budgeted for as little as 14p a day for each patient needing palliative care. The study, led by House of Lords crossbencher Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, a Welsh doctor and professor of palliative medicine, says people face a postcode lottery when it comes to care during their final days.