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 responds to Marie Curie research on end of life care concerns of over 50s
4 November 2015
More than half of the UK’s over 50s are not confident that they will get the care they will need at the end of life, according to new research by Marie Curie.
NCPC urges peers to support Baroness Finlay’s Access to Palliative Care Bill
22 October 2015
The Bill, presented by NCPC's Chair of Trustees, is on its second reading.


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


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