The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) is an evidence based systematic approach to formalising best practice through improving the organisation and coordination of care for all people with any condition in any setting in the final year or so of life.
GSF is all about quality care – quality improvement with training, quality assurance with standards of care and quality recognition with recognised accreditation.
The aims of GSF are to:
- Improve the quality of care for all people nearing the end of life – in line with their preferences
- Improve the coordination and collaboration of teams supporting them
- Improve outcomes for people enabling more to live and die where they choose, reduced hospitalisation and improved cost effectiveness