Transforming end of life care in Northern Lincolnshire

As part of the end of life care transformation in Northern Lincolnshire, both the Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination System (EPaCCS) and Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) process are being rolled out.

ReSPECT is a nationally developed process that creates personalised recommendations for a person’s clinical care in a future emergency. It is designed to allow patients greater influence on what happens to them, and ensures that their wishes are carried out appropriately, should they find themselves in an emergency situation where they are not able to express their wants and/or needs.

To find out more about ReSPECT visit

EPaCCs is an online solution aiming to improve the delivery of end of life care, by ensuring the wishes of patients nearing the end of their lives, are known and can be accessed easily across different health and care settings. EPaCCS enables the recording and sharing of a patient’s care preferences and key details about their care at the end-of-life and is being used by GP practices, hospitals, community, hospices, out-of-hours and NHS 111. We are also working with Yorkshire Ambulance Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service to make EPaCCS available to 999 services.

Further information about EPaCCS is available on the Humber, Coast and Vale Partnership website. 

End of life care training for staff

A new education platform hosting end of life care training for staff is ready to access.

Training sessions are available for the following topics:

  • Communication
  • Last days of life
  • Symptom management
  • Mental capacity in end of life care
  • Faith and culture.

The platform is held here on NHS Futures. It can only be accessed by health and care staff by requesting to be a member of the site. Please take a minute to sign up/log in and request access to the area.

There is lots of other information on the NHS Futures page regarding the end of life care programme in Northern Lincolnshire, information on ReSPECT, EPaCCs and more.

You can find more information about Northern Lincolnshire’s end of life care transformation in the strategy here.