About NCPC

The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) is the umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative, end of life and hospice care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We believe that everyone approaching the end of life has the right to the highest quality care and support, wherever they live, and whatever their condition.

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A subscription to NCPC secures a wide range of services. As a subscriber we will keep you up to date with:

  • Free Publications
  • Free attendance to regional conferences and workshops
  • Password access to downloadable materials

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NCPC publishes a range of titles which can help you develop and implement your palliative care strategies, support clinical governance and offer guidance on clinical and ethical issues.

Dying Matters


NCPC leads the Dying Matters Coalition which aims to raise public awareness of the importance of talking more openly about dying, death and bereavement and of making your wishes known.

Dying Matters



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Latest from NCPC

NCPC flagship Conference and Awards 2016
23 March 2016
We are holding an Inaugural Flagship Annual Two-Day Conference on the 23rd & 24th March at Keele University which will be focusing on the vision for improvement of end of life care and building on the recent report Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care http://endoflifecareambitions.org.uk to identify what needs to happen in practice to make this a reality.
Statement on reports of CQC criticism of end of life services
4 February 2016
New data from the Care Quality Commission shows that four out of ten hospitals require improvement in end of life care services.


We offer a wide range of services and support to help professionals deliver excellent end of life care.


Patients & Carers

Click here to access support or find out how your experiences can help us improve end of life care.