Top three finalists in each category for NCPC Awards released

14 February 2017
The top three finalists for each category for the NCPC Awards have been released.

NCPC Chief Executive Claire Henry says: “It’s great to see that we’ve had so many entries. I thought we had a strong level last year, but this year is even better, which says something about the range of great end of life initiatives  going on. It also shows how much people want to win an NCPC award. We want to recognise the great work going on, but also to inspire other people to try new ideas. The entries we’ve had contain so much passion, energy and imagination, and it wasn’t easy to pick a shortlist from such a strong field.”

The categories and finalists are:

Bereavement Project of the Year - Recognising innovative projects supporting people during bereavement

  • St Joseph's Hospice Islington Bereavement Service
  • The Good Grief Project
  • St Catherine's Hospice - Crawley (Patient and Family Support Team) 

Dying Matters Awareness Initiative of the year - Recognising events and activities that raise awareness of the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement

  • Leeds Dying Matters Partnership 
  • BrumYODO
  • Sirona care & health  and WERN Village Agents

End of Life Care Champion(s) of the Year (sponsored by The Royal College of Nursing) - Recognising the contribution to end of life care from an individual or team at a local or national level 

  • Felicity Warner - founder of the Soul Midwives and the TLC Caring Communities' Project
  • Sarah Coleman and Kerry Pound,  End of Life Care Facilitators, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice
  • The Marie Curie @ Northumbria Partnership (New integrated palliative care hospital and community rapid response teams, supported by the first Modern Matron in Palliative and end of life care)

Effective Coordination of Care Award - Recognising effective person-centred coordination of end of life care 

  • Wandsworth End of Life Care Coordination Centre (WEOLCCC)
  • North Manchester Macmillan Palliative Care Support Service (NMMPCSS)
  • My Care Co-ordination Team, Keech Hospice Care, Luton

 

The winners will be announced on 22 February at the House of Lords. 

Please contact the Press Office on 020 7697 1520 with any queries. 

 

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