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Welcome to the website of the National Gold Standards Framework Centre (GSF) in End of Life Care the leading providers of end of life care training for generalist frontline providers in the UK.

Enabling a 'Gold Standard' of care for all people nearing the end of life

The National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Centre in End of Life Care is the national training and coordinating centre for all GSF programmes, enabling generalist frontline staff to provide a gold standard of care for people nearing the end of life.

What we do?

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GSF IN A YEAR 2013/2014

 Training Programmes

Primary Care

Care Homes

Acute Hospitals

Community Hospitals

Domiciliary Care

Dementia Care

Hospice Support

Training Programmes

What is GSF?

GSF is a systematic, evidence based approach to optimising care for all patients approaching the end of life, delivered by generalist care providers.  This includes care:-

  • For people considered to be at any stage in the final years of life; 
  • For people with any condition or diagnosis
  • For people in any setting, in whichever bed they are in
  • Provided by anyone in health or social care
  • At any time needed

We do this in a wide range of settings by providing a complete package to improve end of life care including :

  • Quality improvement training programmes and quality assurance Accreditation
  • Tools, resources and guides  that are tried and tested
  • Measures - evaluations and metrics, comparative and benchmarked and local support for best implementation and cross-boundary integration
Every organisation involved in providing end of life care will be expected to adopt a coordination process such as the GSF
Department of Health End of Life Care Strategy 2008