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Useful links

All links correct at time of publishing. Please note that these are links to external contacts and so do not express the thoughts and opinions of St Joseph's Hosipce.


Age UK
Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.


Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The website of the Care Quality Commission who check whether Hospitals, Care homes, GPs, Dentists and Services in your home are meeting national standards.

Compassionate Neighbours
Compassionate Neighbours is a social movement of local people enabled and supported to be more compassionate in their local communities. They provide social and emotional support to people towards the end of life due to age or illness.

Death Cafe
At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'.

Dying Matters
Dying Matters is a coalition of 30,000 members across England and Wales which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.

e Learning for Healthcare
e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies providing over 30 e-learning projects in partnership with medical Royal Colleges and other professional healthcare organisations.
ehospice is a globally run news and information resource committed to bringing you the latest news, commentary and analysis from around the world.

Elderly Care
A guide for families new to caring. If you’re newly responsible for finding elderly care for a family member or friend, it can be difficult to know where to start. This actionable starter guide aims to provide you with an overview of elderly care, from what’s available to the more practical financial and legal issues.

Gold Standards Framework
The website of the National Gold Standards Framework Centre (GSF) in End of Life Care - the leading providers of end of life care training for generalist frontline providers in the UK.

Cold Weather Payment - Gov UK
Gov.UK website detailing cold weather payment information for people who are claiming certain benefits.

Warm Home Discount Scheme - Gov UK
Gov.UK website detailing the warm home discount scheme.

Hospice UK
Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice care. They champion and support the work of more than 200 hospices across the UK, so that they can deliver the highest quality of care to people with terminal or life limiting conditions, and support their families.
Health Talk online
Information on a range of illnesses and other health-related issues from seeing and hearing people's real life experiences. Thousands of people have shared their experiences on film to help others understand what it’s really like to have a health condition such as breast cancer or arthritis.

Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support is Europe's leading cancer information charity. Over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families, carers and friends. There is a section for healthcare professionals that includes e learning and a selection of videos and other resources.
Marie Curie
Marie Curie Nurses provide free end-of-life care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes, or in Marie Curie Hospices.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 25 of the world's leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.

One chance to get it right
This document has been developed by the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People (LACDP), which was established following an independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP).

Palliative Care Matters
Palliative Care Matters is a website intended for health-care professionals working in palliative care or related fields.
Palliative Care in Practice
This site aims to support health and care workers to develop their knowledge and understanding of two key areas of practice: principles of palliative and end of life care and advance care planning.
Palliative Drugs provides essential independent information for health professionals about drugs used in palliative and hospice care. It includes unauthorized indications and routes, and details about the administration of multiple drugs by continuous subcutaneous infusion.

Royal College of General Practitioners
The professional membership body and guardian of standards for family doctors in the UK, working to promote excellence in primary healthcare.

The Open Dementia elearning Programme is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with someone with dementia and provides a general introduction to the disease and the experience of living with dementia.

St Joseph's Hospice resource library
St Joseph's Hospice resource library. Includes referral guidelines, symptom control guidelines and patient information.

World Health Organisation
World Health Organisation Cancer programme across the world.



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