National Council for Palliative Care backs commitment to overhaul dementia diagnosis
15 May 2013
NCPC's Chief Executive responds to the new progress report by the Dementia Challenge groups
Millions leaving it too late to discuss dying wishes
13 May 2013
New research for the Dying Matters Coalition shows that the majority of people in Britain have not discussed or made any plans for when they die. As a result, they are risking not getting appropriate end of life care and making it harder for their families to deal with bereavement.
Dying Matters to launch in Wales
18 April 2013
The work of the Dying Matters Coalition is to be extended to Wales as part of the Welsh Government’s new End of Life Care Delivery Plan.
Hospital remains most common place of death for cancer patients in England
28 March 2013
Increase in home and hospice deaths since 2005 suggests that the National End of Life Care Programme has helped more people to die at their preferred place of death
Time running out for Health and Wellbeing Boards to consider needs of dying people
21 March 2013
With just two weeks to go until England’s 152 Health and Wellbeing Boards take on new legal responsibilities as part of the Government’s health reforms, almost half have failed to set out what they will do to meet the needs of dying people, according to research published today by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC).
New guide published to help public hold politicians to account on end of life care
20 March 2013
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) and Marie Curie have jointly published a new guide to help the public hold politicians to account on end of life care.