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End of life care

End of life care supports people with advanced progressive illnesses to live as well as possible until they die, and to die with dignity.

Palliative care

End of life care includes palliative care. This is used to help control pain and other distressing symptoms through different techniques, such as psychological, spiritual and social support.

How much does it cost?

The NHS will cover the cost of all the care provision.

There may be a cost for any social care services that are provided as part of the support package.

How can I get end of life care?

Your first step should be to contact your GP or hospital consultant. They will be able to look at your needs and refer you to the most appropriate team.

Find you nearest GP or hospital on the NHS Choices website.

Further support

You can also view a listing of end of life care services here to find organisations who can support you.

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