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 comments on 'One Chance to Get it Right: One Year On' report
13 August 2015
The Department of Health has today published a progress report on the new approach to care in the last days and hours of life.The report shows the progress organisations have made on specific commitments in the 'One Chance to Get it Right' report, which set out actions to improve care in the last days and hours of life.
NCPC comments on NICE draft guidance for care of the dying adult
29 July 2015
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a draft guideline to support the NHS in providing high quality and compassionate hospital care for people who are dying.


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


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