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29 June 2017
The National Council for Palliative Care was set up 25 years ago, at the request of the then government, to advocate for palliative and end of life care and build collaboration and partnership in the...
3 August 2011
NCPC's Director of Policy & Parliamentary Affairs Simon Chapman appeared on Radio Four's Woman's Hour programme to talk about advance decisions this week.
28 July 2011
Walkers across the country are being encouraged to take part in a 10k twilight walk this summer to help raise money for Dying Matters' coalition partner Marie Curie Cancer Care.
18 July 2011
New healthcare commissioners should prioritise early action on end of life care to ensure people’s choices are met and to avoid unnecessary emergency hospital admissions, according to advice published this week by the National Council for Palliative Care and the National End of Life Care Programme.
7 July 2011
A pioneering palliative care network led by St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich is helping improve the skills of care home staff.
4 July 2011
A group of leading health charities, including the National Council for Palliative Care, has urged the government to act on the recommendations of a report into the funding of social care.
1 July 2011
<p>The Palliative Care Funding review, which was published on 1 July 2011, is a crucial opportunity for the government to improve end of life care, say leading health charities in a letter published in today’s Guardian newspaper.</p>
1 June 2011
Doctors and nurses are pledging to make sure the final wishes of dying patients are carried out. More than 8000 GP surgeries in England will be asked to display a new seven-point patient charter on end of life care.
26 May 2011
<p>Serious concerns have been raised about how older people are treated in some NHS hospitals - including one where doctors prescribe drinking water for elderly patients because "appalling" levels of care are leaving them dehydrated.</p>
24 May 2011
Death remains a taboo subject in Britain, according to new research commissioned by the Dying Matters Coalition.
23 May 2011
<p>A three-day Awareness Week event at Trinity Hospice, Blackpool, culminated on Friday with a conference featuring a number of key speakers on end of life care.</p>



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