September 2021: This quality standard was updated and statements prioritised in 2011 were replaced.
Statements are marked as:
[new 2021] if the statement covers a new area for quality improvement
[2011, updated 2021] if the statement covers an area for quality improvement included in the 2011 quality standard and has been updated.
Statements from the 2011 quality standard that are still supported by the evidence may still be useful at a local level. The 2011 quality standard on end of life care for adults is available as a pdf.