Guidance

Education
| End of Life Care

Educational podcasts and videos focusing on the Medical Examiner and Death Certificates.

Don’t forget to log your learning points & reflections as part of your CPD. CQC are particularly keen to see any evidence of your learning and how you apply it

End of Life Care
| Governance & Confidentiality
Information Governance
Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023

This page details many aspects of Information Governance including requests for Information from Diginitas.

End of Life Care
| Support
Guidance on Attending a Coroner’s Inquest
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

Witnesses may agree to attend voluntarily or may be served with a summons. Failure to answer a summons can result in a fine for contempt of court.

End of Life Care
End of Life Care
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

The GMC guidance Treatment and care towards the end of life: good practice in decision making updated in March 2022, replaces the guidance ” Withholding and withdrawing life-prolonging treatments: (2002) ” and expands on the guidance in “Seeking patients’ consent: the ethical considerations (1998)” and that contained in “Good Medical Practice”

End of Life Care
Advanced Decisions & Advance Care Planning
Last Reviewed Date
07/12/2023

Doctors are bound by professional and legal obligations in end of life decisions.  They may wish to be actively involved in discussing these issues and helping patients to draw up an Advance Directive or an Advance Care Plan.