APPG: November 2010

The group met on the 29th November 2010 to discuss the government's reforms to health and social care, and review progress on the Palliative Care Funding Review. The panel also responded to a survey NCPC had carried out jointly with Help the Hospices which found that nearly 30% of hospices had already had their statutory funding cut.

Stakeholders from across health, social care, housing and wider sectors joined parliamentarians to hear about progress on the Funding Review from review chair and Marie Curie Cancer Care Chief Executive Tom Hughes-Hallett.

Professor Sir Mike Richards, National Clinical Director for Cancer and End of Life Care joined Chair of Shaping Our Lives Professor Peter Beresford to discuss the implications of the reforms and spending review on palliative care services.

Mike Vincent, member of NCPC's People in Partnership group, shared his experiences of death, dying and bereavement, highlighting the urgent need to get services right for people and their families.

You can download and read an article about the event from the resources on this page, which featured in NCPC's subscriber magazine Inside Palliative Care

APPG imageFrom left to right: Tom Hughes-Hallett, Fabian Hamiliton MP, Prof Sir Mike Richards, Eve Richardson, Mike Vincent and Prof Peter Beresford