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End of life

End-of-life: Advance care planning by phone or video

Framework drawn up by charity Compassion in Dying 

Death verification: Department of Health guidance on remote process

Government guidelines and a checklist for verifying deaths during the Covid-19 pandemic

GPs ‘should continue to take individual approach to DNR forms’

NHS England has asked GPs and other healthcare professionals to avoid any 'blanket' policies on clinical decisions during the coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic, especially with regards to do-not-resuscitate forms.

GPs advised to warn about ‘difficult decisions’ around hospital admissions

Hundreds of practices in North West London have been advised to tell the relatives of care home patients who lack capacity that 'difficult decisions' will need to be made around admitting these patients to hospital.

End-of-life care: RCGP guidance on controlling symptoms for Covid patients – March

Guidance by the RCGP and Association for Palliative Medicine

RCGP remains opposed to change the law on assisted dying

The RCGP will continue to oppose a change in the law on assisted dying, today’s Council meeting confirmed.

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Work and pensions secretary launches review of terminal illness guidelines

A 'fresh, honest and in-depth evaluation' of how the benefits system supports terminally ill patients is to take place, the work and pensions secretary has said.