Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning

According to the NHS Improving Quality data, around half a million people die each year and 75% of these are expected deaths. This means that in most cases people should have the opportunity to think about their wishes and the care that they would like at the end of...
Supporting breathlessness in people at the end of life

Supporting breathlessness in people at the end of life

Becoming out of breath can be normal.  It is how the body responds to requiring more oxygen, for example, when people exert themselves physically.  Getting out of breath in response to exercise is part of keeping fit and strong and is a positive thing.  However, for...
The CQC & the Five Key Questions

The CQC & the Five Key Questions

There are five questions the CQC ask of all care services. These five key areas sit at the centre of how the CQC regulates care services. Focusing on these key areas ensures that services are focussed on the things that matter most to people receiving care....