Two men chatting in hospital.

Project: Mapping pathways of care for end-of-life

What are we trying to do?

We are conducting a mapping exercise to assess the provision of end-of-life care across Manchester to explore performance in relation to the facilitation of Death in Usual Place of Residence (DiUPR).

Why is it important?

Every year approximately 500,000 people die in England. Although the majority of patients wish to die in their usual place of residence, the majority still die in acute hospitals where the quality of end-of-life care can be sub-optimal. Unwanted hospital admissions at end-of-life are estimated to cost the NHS £180 million per annum.

How will we do it?

This will begin with a quantitative investigation of performance across Manchester, followed by a qualitative investigation of the underlying factors affecting performance, in order to develop a range of critical success factors in the delivery of high-quality, choice-led end-of-life care.

Who we are working with?

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.


Read the lay briefing, released in February 2016.

More information

For more information please contact Michael Spence, Programme Manager, or Prof Gunn Grande, academic lead.