Healthcare Professionals

End of life care – Information for healthcare professionals

The purpose of this page is to provide access to useful resources to support healthcare professionals, including national guidance and policy, support tools and training.

National Policy and Guidance

You may find the following websites useful in understanding end of life care:

End of life care Education Providers

The following providers deliver end of life education and training across Wiltshire:

  • Great Western Hospital NHS Trust
  • Dorothy House Hospice
  • Prospect Hospice
  • Salisbury Hospice

End of Life Care E-learning Training & Support Tools

End of Life Care for All (e-LfH)    >

The ‘End of Life Care for All’ e-learning programme aims to enhance the training and education of the health and social care workforce so that well-informed high quality care can be delivered by confident and competent staff and volunteers to support people wherever they happen to be.

The sessions included in this programme have been highlighted as a resource to help with implementation of NICE guidelines on improving care for people who are in their last days of life.

There are over 160 high interactive sessions which are grouped into nine modules:

  • Advance care planning
  • Assessment
  • Communication skills
  • Symptom Management
  • Social Care
  • Bereavement
  • Spirituality
  • Integrating Learning
  • Specialist Content

Click here to download the full list of available sessions.

Register for an e-Learning for healthcare account to access this programme.

Skills for Care    >

Supporting someone who may be approaching the end of their life can be some of the most challenging work that any social care or health worker faces.  Skills for care offer a number of resources that will support adult social care staff, and their managers, to develop their skills and knowledge in end of life care.

Access online resources from Skills for Care