Part of NHS Improving Quality (NHS IQ)
The National End of Life Care Programme made
significant progress working with health and social care staff,
providers, commissioners and third sector organisations across
England to improve end of life care for adults.
We helped put into practice the Department of Health's
End of Life Care Strategy (2008) and the NICE quality standard for
end of life care for adults (2011). Working with our network of
healthcare facilitators and social care champions, we worked
- Promote high quality, person-centred care for all adults at the
end of life, across all care settings and health conditions
- Support people to live and die well in their preferred
Part of NHS Improving Quality from 1 April 2013
On 1 April 2013, NHS Improving Quality
was established to bring together the wealth of knowledge,
expertise and experience of a number of NHS improvement
organisations. As a consequence the National End of Life Care
Programme has now closed.
Elements of the programme's work have finished, while some
continue within NHS Improving Quality. The continuing workstreams
End of Life Care Intelligence Network continues to operate
as part of Public
Health England from 1 April 2013.
Website, materials and publications
Content on this site will initially be available for up to three
months from 1 April 2013. We therefore invite users to access
and retain the materials they require.
Limited hard copy publications can be ordered as we run down all
remaining stock. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About NHS Improving Quality
NHS IQ is hosted by NHS England and brings together elements of
several former improvement organisations, while establishing a new
vision and re-shaping the improvement landscape. The organisations
In addition, NHS IQ hosts:
- NHS Interim Management and Support (IMAS)
- Adult Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (development
- Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological
NHS IQ drives transformational change through the promotion of
the NHS Change
Model and its work is aligned to the five domains of
1. Preventing people from dying prematurely
2. Enhancing quality of life for people with long-term
3. Helping people to recover from episodes of ill health or
4. Ensuring that people have a positive experience of care
5. Treating and caring for people in a safe environment and
protecting them from avoidable harm.
Find out more about NHS IQ: