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Pennine Lancashire End of Life and Palliative Care Strategy

In July 2008, the Department of Health (DH) introduced an ‘End of Life Care Strategy – Promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life.’ The strategy represents an important milestone for health and social care. It is the first comprehensive framework aimed at promoting high quality care across the country for all adults approaching the end of life. It also outlines a structure on which health and social care services can develop effective, high quality services. By supporting these underpinning principles, the Pennine Lancashire health and social care economy has developed a local End of Life Care Strategy designed to deliver a vision of high quality services developed around the needs of individuals and their families requiring End of Life Care, including support for their physical, psychosocial, emotional and spiritual needs.