Gold Standards Framework

Gold Standards Framework

The Gold Standard Framework was originally developed in 2000 by Dr Keri Thomas, a UK GP with a special interest in palliative care, as a grassroots initiative to improve primary palliation in dying patients.

It was first piloted in Yorkshire in 2001, followed by a national phased programme supported by the NHS, Macmillan and more recently the DH End of Life Care Programme. Integral to the GSK are internal and external evaluations—initially via questionnaires, now via an online After Death Analysis audit tool—and independent University based evaluations, which further developed the work. National dissemination was via a cascade plan with the Central Team supporting local facilitators, enabling implementation of the work, overseeing training and audit plus developing adaptations and resources. The GSF has expanded to meet the challenge of end of life care in the NHS End of Life Care Strategy (England) and in health and social care in the rest of the UK, which has sparked international pilots in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Belgium, Holland etc. The initiative is now based at the National GSF Centre in the West Midlands.
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Drawing on the UK Gold Standards Framework (GSF), Drs L van Niekerk and C Cupido established a palliative care service--the Abundant Life programme--at Victoria Hospital, a large district hospital (with specialist services) in Cape Town.
ACP has been proven to lead to a reduction in emergency presentations and subsequent hospital admissions (Boddy et al 2013; Stone et al 2013), and may also guarantee the provision of care as specified by the resident (Brinkman-Stoppelenburg et al 2014; Shaw et al 2010; The Gold Standards Framework 2010; Badger et al 2007).
The Thompson Street 47-bed home facility, has landed the honour from the Gold Standards Framework, a national organisation which promotes excellence in endof-life care.
AN award-winning care organisation is the first in Wales to achieve a ground-breaking "gold standard" The Highfield care home, part of the Pendine Park care organisation, is celebrating after receiving official accreditation from the Gold Standards Framework.
It's clear from Rosaleen's CV, which lists an impressive array of qualifications and experience - ranging from a BSc in Palliative Care and MA in Health Care Law to district nursing and now nurse consultant for the Gold Standards Framework National Team (her current role) - that she has embraced nursing with a professional zeal.
The endorsement, awarded to Borras Park Surgery in Wrexham by the Gold Standards Framework, was given in recognition of the excellence in designing and providing care for all patients with a life-limiting illness, and support for families during bereavement.
The Gold Standards Framework in care homes training programme was developed in England in primary care for GPs and district nursing teams.
The NHS has been committed to care for dying patients with its End of Life Care Programme (2004-2007), which has contributed to the roll-out of programmes such as the Gold Standards Framework (GSF), the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) and Preferred Priorities For Care (PPC) [7-12].
To assess someone's need for hospice care, the United Kingdom Gold Standards Framework recommends asking the question "Would you be surprised if this patient died within the next year?
The audit is run by Omega, The National Association for End of Life Care and the National Gold Standards Framework Centre in partnership with the NHS End of Life Care Programme.
She is at the vanguard of a crusade by Highfield, which is part of the Pendine Park care organisation, to become accredited under the Gold Standards Framework.
Burlam Road Nursing Home in Acklam is only the fourth one across Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland who have gained the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Care Home accreditation award.