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Gold Standards Framework

Weldmar Hospicecare is the South West Regional Centre of the Gold Standards Framework.

We are now taking bookings for the four day Care Home Training Programme (24th October 2018, 29th November 2018, 23rd January 2019 and 28th March 2019).

If you would like to sign up for this programme please complete the booking form and return it to us as soon as possible:

Gold Standards Framework Registration Form (94kb)

Further information about GSF please look on their national website or download:

The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Care Homes Training Programme (656kb)

If you would like to know more about the GSF programme at Weldmar, or any other training provided by Weldmar Hospicecare, please telephone 01305 269898, or email

What is GSF

The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) is a model that enables good practice to be available to all people nearing the end of their lives, irrespective of diagnosis. It is a way of raising the level of care to the standard of the best. Through the GSF, palliative care skills for cancer patients can now be used to meet the needs of people with other life-limiting conditions. The GSF provides a framework for a planned system of care in consultation with the patient and family. It promotes better coordination and collaboration between healthcare professionals. The tool helps to optimise out-of-hours’ care and can prevent crises and inappropriate hospital admissions. This article will describe the tool in both the primary care and the care home setting and provide a case example to demonstrate its use in practice.

How the GSF can help with Commissioning of Services

As the leading provider of quality improvement, accredited, evidenced based end of life care training for frontline health & social care staff in the UK, GSF Programmes can be used to enhance the commissioning of services in terms of Quality Improvement, Assurance, and Recognition for Quality Outcomes:

Quality Improvement

Quality Assurance

Quality Recognition

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