AMBER Care Bundle

In September 2013, work started on implementing the AMBER Care Bundle within the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This was in response to the Five Key Enablers set out in Transforming End of Life Care in Acute Hospitals.

As the programme has evolved more recently, Dr Bee Wee (National Clinical Director – End of Life Care) has suggested a different narrative for the Key Enablers and suggests that we should be aiming to ‘identify and mange uncertainty’, with the AMBER Care Bundle identified as being one tool to support this.

This has prompted a review of the work being undertaken to implement & embed use the AMBER Care Bundle and as a result of that review, a decision has been made to continue the important work around identifying & managing uncertainty through the Deteriorating Patient Working Group.

For further information contact – Dr J Bowen – 01384 244238 joanne.bowen@dgh.nhs.uk