End of Life Care Profiles - Statistical commentary

The End of life care profiles provide data and intelligence on palliative and end of life care for multiple geographies in England. These profiles are updated throughout the year. Some updates also have an accompanying statistical commentary. The commentary describes the key findings from these updates. Past commentaries are listed below. 

February 2019: Update

The end of life care profiles data update and accompanying commentary has been published by Public Health England (PHE).

This version includes two updated indicators with 2018 data for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), local authorities (LAs) and higher geographies:

  • care home beds per 100 people aged 75 and older
  • nursing home beds per 100 people aged 75 and older

The end of life care profiles are designed to improve the availability and accessibility of information around end of life care. The data is presented in an interactive tool that allows users to view and analyse it in a user-friendly format.

The profiles provide a snapshot overview of end of life care across England. They are intended to help local government and health services to improve care at the end of life.


July 2018: Update

The death in usual place of residence (DIUPR) domain has been updated to include 2016 data in the following indicators:

  • DIUPR (%) persons all ages
  • DIUPR (%) persons aged 0 to 64 years
  • DIUPR (%) persons aged 65 to 74 years
  • DIUPR (%) persons aged 75 to 84 years
  • DIUPR (%) persons aged 85 years and over
  • DIUPR – Cancer (%), persons, all ages
  • DIUPR – Cardiovascular disease (%), persons, all ages
  • DIUPR – Respiratory disease (%), persons, all ages 

February 2018: Update

New mortality data for 2016 has been added to the End of Life Care Profiles for local authorities.

The following indicators for age groups 0 to 64, 65 to 74, 75 to 84, 85 and over and all ages have been updated:

  • percentage of deaths occurring in hospital
  • percentage of deaths occurring in care home
  • percentage of deaths occurring at home
  • percentage of deaths occurring in a hospice
  • percentage of deaths with an underlying cause of cancer
  • percentage of deaths with an underlying cause of circulatory disease
  • percentage of deaths with an underlying cause of respiratory disease 

 See the End of Life Care Profiles for more information.

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