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Mapping pathways of end-of-life care

What did we do?
We conducted a mapping exercise to assess the provision of end-of-life care across Manchester to explore performance in relation to the facilitation of Death in Usual Place of Residence (DiUPR).

Why is it important?
Every year approximately 500,000 people die in England. Although the majority of patients wish to die in their usual place of residence, the majority still die in acute hospitals where the quality of end-of-life care can be sub-optimal. Unwanted hospital admissions at end-of-life are estimated to cost the NHS £180 million per annum.

How did we do it?
We have done a quantitative investigation of performance across Manchester, working with a number of organisations and agencies to identify a range of critical success factors in the delivery of high-quality, choice-led end-of-life care.

Who did we work with?
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust 


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More information
For more information please contact Michael Spence (Programme Manager)