Gold Standards Framework

Weldmar Hospicecare is the Dorset Regional Centre of the Gold Standards Framework.

The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) is a nationally recognised system for identifying and ensuring the right support is given to patients who may be in their last year of life.

I now feel more confident when training our staff. We have added the GSF information to our care plans. Our senior carers enjoyed the first session I delivered and I am looking forward to rolling out the rest of the programme to them
Lesley, Care Manager at St Jude’s Care, GSF accredited trainer.

It has been a key factor in improving care given by GPs, community hospitals and nursing homes to those patients and their families.

The Regional Centre’s role, covering Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Hampshire and Wiltshire, is to promote the system and support its use through expert training.

GSF accredited homes are recognised by Care Quality Commission (CQC), NHS Choices and for their outstanding care. The programme can transform the care from the minute a resident comes into the home, enabling residents to live well and die well in the place, and in the manner of their choosing.

As a Regional Centre, we welcome applications from both nursing and residential homes from Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Devon and Cornwall.

If you would like to know more about our work please telephone Karen Pearson on 01305 755202, or email

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