March 2017: Statement 11 on care in the last days of life has been removed. This is because NICE has published a quality standard for care of dying adults in the last days of life, which covers this topic in detail and replaces this statement.
Some information and links have been updated or removed because resources have moved or are no longer available, for example, the National End of Life Care Programme's End of life care quality assessment tool has been withdrawn.
October 2013: Following the independent review of the use of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) for the dying patient and the subsequent announcement of the phasing out of the LCP, interim amendments have been made to this quality standard. Direct and indirect references to the LCP have been removed to reflect the gradual phasing out of the LCP and ensure that this quality standard remains current.