The CCG wants everyone to start talking about dying! Not a statement you would expect from the local NHS, but as part of Dying Matters Week (18 -24 May), the CCG is supporting two local initiatives to help ensure that we can all get the care and support we want, where we want it, at the end of our lives.
Jane Foster-Taylor, NHS Thurrock CCG's Chief Nurse, said: "End of life care is very high on the national health agenda. A recent report, Actions on End of Life Care 2014-16, set out a national blueprint for what end of life care should look like. Crucially, the report highlighted the inequalities experienced by some groups in society when it comes to consistent, high-quality end of life care."