We publish a wealth of publications to support hospice and palliative care providers, covering a wide range of topics.

Publications are listed in order of the date they were published (with the most recent first), but they are also listed by category, or can be found using the keyword search facility.

  • Quality matters - Quality projects that are making a difference in hospice and palliative care services
    This publication shares the experiences of hospices that have implemented successful quality projects and used quality improvement tools to assess and develop their services, develop staff and support patients and carers better. (Published 2006)
  • Collaboration toolkit for hospices
    A four-part toolkit designed to help hospices explore collaborations and thrive in a changing healthcare market. Author: Saffron Steer. (Published 2013)
  • Volunteer value - A pilot survey in UK hospices
    This report focuses on the added value provided by volunteers working in UK hospices. Findings are based on a survey sent out to all independent hospices in February 2006. Topics covered include: total volunteer value, fundraising volunteer value, care volunteer value, trustee volunteer value and where volunteers work. (Published July 2006)
  • Volunteer value - A toolkit for measuring the economic value of hospice volunteers
    Drawing on the experience of voluntary service managers, this practical resource gives a step-by-step guide to measuring the economic value of volunteers using the Volunteer Investment Value Audit. Author: Ros Scott (Published August 2007)
  • Volunteering vital to our Future - How to make the most of volunteering in hospice and palliative care
    Published with Together for Short Lives, this guide explores the role volunteers can play in enhancing and improving the care and support offered to people with palliative care needs, as well as their families and also provides a wealth of case studies, practical tools and templates to help review existing services or to develop new ones. Author: Ros Scott. (Published June 2014)
  • Widening access through nurse leadership - Guidance and resources
    This publication draws together the learning from a highly successful programme, funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, managed by Hospice UK and evaluated by Cass Business School (Centre for Charity Effectiveness). Twenty-six UK hospices participated in the programme to increase access for individuals, groups or communities previously under-represented in their patient profile. (Published 2012)
  • Widening access to hospice care - A briefing paper for managers and trustees
    This document explains key concepts that underpin approaches to fair access and identifies actions that can be used to improve access to hospice care by all sections of the community. Author: Yasmin Gunaratnam. (Published November 2006)
  • Widening access to palliative care for people with learning disabilities - Guidance and resources
    The aim of this publication is to share some of the thinking, good practice and resources that have been developed throughout learning disability and end of life care services in a form that is accessible to all practitioners but especially those working in hospice settings. Author: Linda McEnhill. (Published 2013)
  • Working towards equality and diversity – A guide for hospices
    This guide follows on from the ‘Widening access to hospice care’ briefing published in 2006. It covers key developments since that document was published and aims to provide staff and trustees with some practical guidance to help them ensure their services are reaching the diverse range of communities and individuals needing them.
  • Individual giving guide
    A guide on individual giving for hospices, helping them to understand what works – and what doesn’t work – within individual giving fundraising. Author: Ash Gilbert, Pebblebeach Fundraising. (Published October 2012)

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