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NCPC and Hospice UK to finalise merger
29 June 2017
The National Council for Palliative Care was set up 25 years ago, at the request of the then government, to advocate for palliative and end of life care and build collaboration and partnership in the sector. Cicely Saunders was one of our founders and our first President. Since then we have worked tirelessly to bring palliative and end of life care into the mainstream, and ensure that everyone gets access to good end of life care.
‘Best Practice in care coordination for palliative and end of life care services: information for commissioners’
19 June 2017
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) have released new information for commissioners
New edition of Good Decision Making is the best guide to the Mental Capacity Act and end of life care
7 June 2017
The second edition of the best-selling Good Decision Making has been published by NCPC.
Palliative care need set to increase by 42% by 2040
18 May 2017
A new report in the journal BMC Medicine forecasts that demand for palliative care in England and Wales will increase by 42% by 2040. This means that an additional 160,00 people per year will need palliative care by 2040.
NCPC and Hospice UK boards agree to begin process of merger
31 March 2017
On Wednesday 29th March, the trustee boards of both Hospice UK and the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) agreed to work towards the merger of the two organisations. The process of due diligence and formal merger agreement is being taken forward from today.
End of life drama Homeward Bound wins national award
22 March 2017
Acclaimed drama Homeward Bound won the Partnership Working award at yesterday's Patient Experience Network National Awards.

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