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

New PhD in collaboration with Northumbria University announced
18 December 2014
Based at Northumbria University, this PhD on 'Understanding processes of engagement for the disadvantaged dying' will be conducted in close collaboration with the National Council for Palliative Care.
The Mental Capacity Act & Advance Care Planning Training
15 December 2014
We’re delighted to announce two new training workshops, providing a ‘how to’ approach to these key areas of care. Join us for a half day and choose from workshops covering the Mental Capacity Act (morning) OR Advance Care Planning (afternoon). Attend both workshops, and receive an extra 10% off the registration fee.


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


Patients & Carers

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