Shortlist announced for NCPC's inaugural palliative care awards

22 February 2016
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), lead organisation of Dying Matters, has revealed the shortlist for its first ever end of life care awards. Over 50 organisations entered one of more of the four categories, ranging from hospices and projects through to individuals and groups working or volunteering in end of life care.

The four categories and shortlisted entries are:

Bereavement project of the Year, supported by Cruse Bereavement Care  

  • Ian Leech and the bereavement help point teams, St Giles Hospice
  • Mary Ann Evans Hospice Bereavement Support Team, Nuneaton
  • Occupational Therapy Team, Dorothy House Hospice, Bradford on Avon

Dying Matters Awareness Initiative of the Year, supported by The National Council for Palliative Care and Dying Matters 

  • Cheshire Living Well Dying Well (CLWDW) Team
  • The Leeds Dying Matters Stakeholder Group
  • Pushing Up Daisies - Todmorden Festival

End of Life Care Champion(s) of the Year, supported by Care Choices 

  • CoSI Team, Woking & Sam Beare Hospices (lead partner)
  • Kathryn Collins, Cheshire & Merseyside Palliative & End of Life Care Network
  • Yorkshire and Humber End of Life Care Facilitators Network

Effective Coordination of care award, sponsored by Christies Care

  • Enhanced Support Service, Princess Alice Hospice, Esher
  • St Luke’s Hospice – OneResponse, Basildon
  • Singlepoint Team, St Helena Hospice, Colchester

Glenis Freeman is one of the judges and helped organise the awards. She said: “The number and quality of the entries has been incredible. The range of activities, and the energy and care each one represents, shows how much is going on. It is clearly the right time to celebrate and reward this effort.”

The panel of judges includes a mixture of experts and patients representatives. The awards will be presented during the NCPC’s flagship conference on March 23-24. Agenda and booking details here.

The entries across the four categories covered a wide range of activities, from teaching cookery skills to recently bereaved men to supporting professionals working in end of life care.

Claire Henry, CEO of the NCPC and Dying Matters Coalition, said: “We are thrilled that people have responded to these awards. We have always known there is a lot of great work out there, but these awards not only recognise this, but also help us to share good ideas, best practice and new initiatives.”


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