Improving end of life care in care homes across Yorkshire and the Humber

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We've been funded by the Strategic Health Authority to deliver a programme of work to improve end of life care in 800 care homes across Yorkshire and the Humber.

This programme has created tools which you might find useful to support the delivery of high quality care.

Supporting care homes in raising standards

A guide to delivering quality standards across Yorkshire and Humber care homes was developed in consultation with care homes, end of life care specialists and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.  It follows the six steps of the end of life care pathway.

Joining an end of life care network

If you'd like to find out what others are doing in this area, networks have been established across the region to support care home managers with ongoing development, share best practice and learn from eachother. You can find out about your nearest network by contacting your Skills for Care Locality Manager.


This pioneering programme involving hundreds of workers across the Yorkshire and Humber region has boosted the skills and knowledge around end of life care.

Read the full evaluation report of the programme and the supporting case studies

Adult social care employers registered with the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) can now access e-End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) - a free and innovative e-learning resource from the Department of Health e-Learning for Healthcare. 

Employers registered with the NMDS-SC will have access to a user registration code. The code will enable each of their individual employees to self-register at

If you would like to register with the NMDS-SC to receive the user registration code, visit

For admin and clerical staff, there are 12 open access e-learning sessions available at It’s recommended that all staff start their learning with "Introduction to e-learning for End of Life Care" which is in the introduction section.