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Gold Standards Framework brings fifty more care homes into the fold

April 9, 2019

Fifty care homes from across England have been accredited by the Gold Standards Framework for end of life care, joining 750 other care homes accredited since 2004.

All 50 of the homes received the Gold Standards Framework Quality Hallmark at a special ceremony in London in recognition of their achievements in delivering on their residents’ wishes and increasing workforce confidence while reducing hospital admissions.

Presenting the awards, Vic Rayner, executive director of National Care Forum, one of the four major care home bodies to endorse the GSF programme, praised these homes for pioneering the active, individualised approach recently advocated in the NHS Long Term Plan.

“Residents in Gold Standards Framework accredited care homes are receiving the personalised, proactive care people want and deserve as they approach the end of their life,” said Ms Rayner.

“These homes should be congratulated for being frontrunners by embedding the principles of the newly published NHS Long Term Plan ahead of time, helping more people die where and how they would choose as well as reducing avoidable hospital admissions.”

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