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Tell the NHS How to Support Care Homes

England’s National End of Life Care Intelligence Network in collaboration with National Council for Palliative Care, Hospice UK, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre and Cardiff University are working together to find out how care homes are supported to deliver end of life care to residents.

The network is conducting a supplementary survey linked to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) for specialist palliative care providers that will increase our understanding of:

· the current geographical spread of services provided by Specialist Palliative Care Units (SPCUs) to adult care homes in England and Wales

· the level of clinical support, education and training provided by SPCUs to adult care homes in England and Wales.

The survey closes at 5pm on Monday 23 January 2017.

The survey results will be published in Spring 2017 providing a baseline for future developments across this important area of care.

To take part in the survey please go to

For more information about the NEoLCIN go to

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