End of life care for adults in the last year of life: service delivery: call for evidence

What we need

We need the following information for the guideline we are developing on End of life care for adults in the last year of life: 

Service delivery models to:

  • identify people who may be entering the last year of their life
  • support people to stay in their preferred place of care (for example out of hours services)
  • facilitate smooth transitions between care settings (for example discharge planning teams)
  • facilitate continuity and coordination of care (for example multidisciplinary team working)
  • reduce inappropriate/avoidable hospital admissions (for example community health services and telehealth)
  • facilitate discharge back to the community from other settings (for example rapid discharge pathways) 

We are particularly interested in information promoting equality of opportunity relating to age, disability, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic status.

We would like information on:

  • service delivery models that report measurable outcomes, for example, the number of people who die in their preferred place of death, quality of life, use of hospital and community services (including staff time or any other information on resource use), costs associated with providing or implementing the service delivery model. 

We cannot accept promotional material, non-evidence-based assertions of effectiveness or opinion pieces. 

Sending information

For published information, send only the details (to include author/s, title, date, journal or publication details, including volume and issue number, and page numbers). Do not send a pdf/Word document or paper copy.

For unpublished information, send:

Highlight any confidential sections (unpublished research or commercially sensitive information) in unpublished information. For more details about this, see our guidelines manual.

Complete this form and the checklist for confidential information, including the declaration of any links with, or funding from, the tobacco industry. Please email these forms with any relevant information by 5:00 p.m. on Monday 19th September 2016 to:  EOLCSDCallForEvidence@rcplondon.ac.uk

Alternatively, please send hard copies to:

Tamara Diaz

Project Manager, National Guideline Centre

Care Quality Improvement Department

Royal College of Physicians

11 St Andrews Place

Regent’s Park, London

NW1 4LE 

We look forward to receiving this information and thank you in advance for your help.



This page was last updated: 15 September 2016