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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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.

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Latest from NCPC

Joint statement on the minimum data set for specialist palliative care services
15 February 2017
Public Health England (PHE), the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) and Hospice UK regret to announce that the National Minimum Data Set collection for Specialist Palliative Care Services (MDS) will no longer be collected with effect from 31 March 2017. The reasons are partly financial, but perhaps more importantly, in order to remain relevant, the MDS would need extensive review and change. As it currently stands, it is not giving us the information we need at the right level. We know that this may come as disappointing news to many people working or interested in specialist palliative care. The purpose of this joint statement is to explain these reasons in more detail and what follows from it.
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.


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