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End of life care: CQC briefing

End of life care: CQC briefing



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0.5 hours


April 8, 2016


January 9, 2018
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Programme Description

In the seventh article of our CQC briefing series, Dr Devin Gray discusses how CQC inspectors assess a practice’s approach to end of life care. The CQC will expect to see evidence that the practice is addressing the five priorities agreed by the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People.

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Educational Objectives

After reading this article, primary care professionals should be better able to:
  • Consider how CQC inspectors approach the issue of care of dying people
  • Consider how their practice identifies people approaching the end of life
  • Reflect on how the five priorities for care of dying people are applied in their own practice
  • Authors

    Activity and test author
    Dr Devin Gray
    GP registrar and national medical director’s clinical fellow
    Currently seconded to the Care Quality Commission
    United Kingdom


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