End-of-life care changes

ELDERLY and terminally-ill NHS patients are to have their end-of-life needs electronically recorded in a move which will improve palliative care in the Lothians.

The new system allows GPs to enter electronically if a person wishes to die in a certain place and what care they will receive up until their death.

It means other health professionals dealing with them, such as district nurses and staff in casualty departments, will have more information than before.