The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hospice and End-of-Life Care has launched a review into the lasting impact of COVID-19 on death, dying and bereavement in England.
As part of this review, it is requesting written evidence from those who have provided palliative and end-of-life care during the pandemic on their experiences, innovations and adaptions in care and the lasting impacts of the crisis on the sector and its workforce.
The APPG plans to use the evidence submitted to this review to inform recommendations to government and the hospice and end-of-life care sector to ensure lessons learned during the pandemic, as well as new challenges, are not forgotten and lead to an improvement in people’s experiences of death, dying and bereavement.
Whilst the APPG welcomes submissions of evidence to this review from as wide a range of organisations and respondents as possible, the group is particularly keen to receive evidence from friends and family of those who have died during the pandemic, informal carers of loved ones and frontline staff who have provided palliative and end-of-life care.
The deadline to submit written evidence to this review is November 16, 2021. More information on how to submit evidence can be found in the formal call for written evidence attached or accessible online here.