Shortage of palliative care in NHS in England

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A report produced by a range of organisations including the Association of Palliative Medicine and Marie Curie Cancer Care say there is a lack of  specialist end-of-life care in England, causing acute suffering.

The care report states that individuals dying from complex conditions like cancer, dementia and heart and liver failure often need support from a range of professionals – but are unfortunately not receiving it.

Specialist end-of-life care requires teams of professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists and care workers to work together. As a group these professionals are able to manage pain and discomfort ensuring that a patient receives care and support during these difficult times.

The report also suggested support can also reduce costs to the NHS by keeping people out of hospital.

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