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The GSF Centre in End of Life Care

Enabling generalist frontline staff to provide a gold standard of care for people in the last years of life: 

 "End of Life Care is everyone's business"

The National GSF Centre is the UK’s leading training provider for generalist frontline staff in caring for people in the last years of life. For over twenty years, GSF has helped teams in all settings provide better supportive care, enabling them to live well until they die. Many thousands of doctors, nurses and carers have received GSF quality improvement training, improving the care of several million people over the years. The GSF Centre, led by its founder and National Clinical Lead Prof. Keri Thomas OBE, has since 2000, provided nationally recognized training and accreditation in 12 programmes across all settings. 

GSF has a great impact - it affects the care of over half a million people every year and helps put national policy into practice on the ground (see Evidence Base). The aim is to enable a ‘gold standard’ of care to help people live well before they die, and to die well in the place and the manner of their choosing. This includes: 

  • all people
  • with any condition
  • in any setting
  • given by any care provider
  • at any time in their last years of life

  What is GSF in practice? GSF - right person, right care, right place, right time, every time.

GSF is a practical systematic, evidence-based approach to optimizing care for all people nearing the end of life, given by generalist front-line care providers. GSF is all about quality care - quality improvement with training, quality assurance with standards of care and quality recognition with recognised accreditation.

  Upcoming Training Dates

  Programmes Start Date  
  Care Homes Training and Accreditation Programme Thursday 7th April 2022
  Domiciliary Care Training and Accreditation Programme Tuesday 19th April 2022
  Hospitals Training and Accreditation Programme Wednesday 20th April 2022
  Retirement Villages Training and Accreditation Programme Thursday 21st April 2022

To book a place on one our upcoming training programmes, please complete a Registration Form below, give us a call on 02077 893740 or email

Registration Form for Care Homes, Domiciliary Care and Retirement Villages Training

Registration Form for Hospitals Training

Upcoming FREE Accreditation/Reaccreditation Refresher Webinar Dates

Hospitals - Tuesday 14 December 2021 - 2-3.30pm

Care Homes - Wednesday 15 December 2021 - 10-11.30am

Domiciliary Care - Wednesday 15 December 2021 - 2-3.30pm

Accreditation/Reaccreditation Timeline:

Invitations go out 10 January 2022, Registration deadline by 25 February 2022, E-Portfolio submission deadline by 22 April 2022

Contact GSF at for more information. 

  GSF helps put national policy into practice

GSF both influences national policy developments, and helps put policy into practice on the ground supporting grass-roots change in line with NHS Long Term Plan, NICE Guidance, Enhanced Health in Care Homes, DH EOLC Strategy, Ambitions Care Quality Commission (CQC), and Skills for Care etc.

COVID19 Pandemic

For information related to the COVID19 pandemic, medical guidance and access to support - see here

GSF has received awards or been recommended by:-

Skills for Care
NHS Excellence in Supply Awards

If you would like any further details or you cannot find the information you require, please contact us on or 01743 291891 or 02077 893740