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Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2016


People living and dying with non-cancer diagnoses, including dementia, have poorer access to generalist and specialist palliative care than people with cancer, and experience worse outcomes in terms of pain and symptom control, and quality and experience of care. In the UK, the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) ran a national survey of services for end-of-life care for people with dementia (2008) in which 16 services were identified, and reported on case studies and examples of good practice. We updated the NCPC survey to review progress in previously identified services, identify factors that lead to sustainable services and identify new initiatives in this area of care.


Amador S, Goodman C, Robinson L, for the SEED Research Team, et al "UK end-of-life care services in dementia, initiatives and sustainability: results of a national online survey", BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, October 2016. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001138

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