Monthly Policy Round-up

We offer a round-up of the latest developments in palliative and end of life care, with analysis and commentary, delivered straight to subscribers' inboxes each month.

You can view a sample here. 

 

 

Getting the Round-up

The Round-up is a NCPC subscriber benefit. If you are a current subscriber but don't currently receive the newsletter, we don’t have your current email address. Please email Jane Hillier at j.hillier@ncpc.org.uk or contact her on 020 7697 1520 to update your details.

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Testimonies

 98% readers said they found the newsletter useful and three quarters pass it on to at least one other person. 1 in 5 send it on to more than ten other people.

Here's what readers said:

I circulate it to my team for discussion in team meetings where it is translated into practice. We also use it to underpin discussions around the hospice strategy and future developments - Director of Nursing and Education, Hospice

As it has an NCPC slant it gives a better all round understanding in relation to policy issues in palliative care - Director of Government & Corporate Affairs, pharmaceutical company

I have found it helpful to have these issues in one place and in an easily accessible format, so that I can keep in touch with the latest developments and thinking in palliative and end of life issues. (Although some aspects may be covered on other media/forums this is the only place I know that brings them all together) – Director of Programmes, national neurological charity

Useful resource which alerts me to new policy/news relating to palliative care. Encourages me to investigate further when other time constraints may otherwise make this difficult. – A ward sister

It has helped point me to new publications and apply guidance to my practice. For example [the recent item on] the treatment of palliative patients with Parkinson’s, I was able to discuss the withdrawal of Parkinson’s drugs with the GP and recommend they continue with the transdermal patch. - Community Staff Nurse

It has certainly helped to identify policy issues which the organisation needs to be aware of; and also to identify resources which are helpful for frontline workers and also for learning and development - Head of Care Quality, national housing organisation

I really appreciate receiving my monthly Round-up. I have found it to be the most informative newsletter that I receive and it is easy to read. Thank you for introducing this most important means of keeping people abreast with the developments in the palliative care world. - Volunteer, national charity

Helpful to include in our resource library for staff to access to improve care and develop – Home manager

As a lecturer I find the Round-up benefits me and my students. We can reflect on the issues raised and relate to practice the application of these policies - Senior Lecturer

I use it to think about my research, link into current debates and forward my thinking - Post doctoral research fellow

I passed on the information about dementia to my colleague at [another university] who has a research interest in the area. He was very pleased as he hadn't heard through another source - all helps makes friends! - Palliative medicine professor

It is useful for me as palliative care is only one of the policy areas I look after so this is a good way for me to keep abreast of wider developments in the field. -  Policy manager, national charity 

I find the NCPC round up extremely informative, very clear and easy to read and at a more policy/strategic level than other newsletters which is I what I need. – End of life care lead

 

Suggestions

We are keen to receive your feedback and suggestions on this service on an ongoing basis – please email policy@ncpc.org.uk