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The case for MS palliative care

The National Service Framework (NSF) for Long Term Neurological Conditions advocates life-long care, highlighting the need for specialist neurology, rehabilitation and palliative care services.
The National Service Framework for Long-term Conditions, 2005. Department of Health (1).

The NHS Constitution affirms every person's right to good end of life care.
The
NHS Constitution (2)

The Government's End of Life Care Strategy promotes high quality care for all adults at the end of life.
End of Life Care Strategy
(3)

The case for MS continence management and advice

The case for MS continence management and advice The Gold Standard Framework (GSF)
Enables those approaching the end of life to be identified, their care needs assessed, and a plan of care with all relevant agencies put in place.
www.goldstandardsframework.nhs.uk

The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP)
The LCP Framework is a continous quality improvement framework for care of the dying irrespective of diagnosis or place of death.
www.mcpcil.org.uk
 
The case for MS continence management and advice Advance Care Planning (ACP)
Advance care planning is a voluntary process of discussion about future care between
an individual and their care providers, irrespective of discipline.
www.endoflifecare.nhs.uk
The case for MS continence management and advice Preferred Priorities for Care (PPC)
A patient-held document forms the
basis of care planning in multi-disciplinary teams and other services, minimising inappropriate admissions and interventions and facilitating patient choice at end of life
www.endoflifecare.nhs.uk
National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC)
A care pathway for neurological conditions can be downloaded from the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC)
Download: The Final Pathway
Further information  
(1) The National Service Framework for Long-term Conditions, 2005. Department of Health.
Download here
(2) The NHS Constitution
Download here
(3) The End of Life Care Strategy
Download here
(4) MS Essential 16, Support for people severely affected by MS
Download here
MS and palliative care - for professionals
(updated version available from summer 2010)
Download here
View the MS Society's range of free publications
Further info here
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