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This framework supports the provision of high-quality, person centred care for terminally ill patients and their families.

The framework classifies key skills and knowledge into three tiers, ranging from general end of life care awareness to the in-depth knowledge needed to care for and support an individual approaching the end of their life, and their family. It describes core skills and knowledge that are common and transferable across services. Enabling greater consistency in the training and assessment of end of life care core skills and knowledge.

Subject 9 is on support for carers, including into bereavement.

Employers can use the framework to identify key skills and knowledge for roles and teams; conduct training needs analysis; and plan, design and commission training.

Published by: Health Education England, Skills for Health and Skills for Care