At Hospiscare we are committed to supporting the implementation of the Gold Standards Framework for End of Life Care.
The Gold Standards Framework promotes the principle of ‘living well until we die’. It is a framework to enable a gold standard of care for ALL people nearing the end of life.
The 5 goals of GSF are:
- Consistent High Quality Care
- Alignment with patients’ preferences
- Improved staff confidence and team work
- More home-based, less hospital based care
- Pre Planning and anticipation of needs
Advanced care planning
Advanced care planning is to make clear and with permission to record a person’s wishes, should they deteriorate in the future. It is a process of discussion between a person and those who provide care, such as family members, doctors , nurses, domicillary carers or care home staff. It is often triggered by diagnosis of a significant illness or life changing event such as a bereavement.
Preferred Priorities of Care pdf document
Advanced Decision to Refuse Treatment pdf document
(Previously known as a ‘living will or advanced directive)
Contacts for the Gold Standards Framework in Devon
GSF is about cross boundary care in ALL settings, including home, care homes, hospitals and hospices. In order to implement this ideal a project is underway to facilitate the principles of GSF in Care Homes across Exeter, Mid and East Devon.
Mrs Freddy James Clinical Nurse Specialist has been appointed as GSF Facilitator and can be contacted at Hospiscare, email or tel 07793 621103.
GP Facilitators have been appointed to support doctors and nurses in general practice. They are Prue Mitchel, Macmillan GP Facilitator, email or tel 07986 574823 or Jane Whitehurst, Macmillan GP Facilitator, email or tel 07856 278280.
National Gold Standards Framework
If you wish to learn more about the Gold Standards Framework or if you are a professional wanting to locate template tools from the GSF Toolkit see the national website.