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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We are pleased to announce that we are holding an ‘End of Summer’ Sale. All items on sale will be reduced by 70% with a further reduction of 10% for large orders (p&p not included)

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

Latest from NCPC

Amendment to Coroners and Justice Act
5 December 2016
‘We welcome the government’s decision to accept an amendment to the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 - introduced by our Chair of Trustees Baroness Ilora Findlay - that will remove the mandatory requirement for a coronary inquest where the deceased was deprived of their liberty under the Mental Capacity Act.
Tell us how you support care homes to provide end of life care and make a difference today.
1 December 2016
Public Health England, the National Council for Palliative Care, Hospice UK and the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre at Cardiff University are working together to find out how care homes are supported to deliver end of life care to residents.


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.