Comment on RCP Marie Curie report on End of Life Care

31 March 2016
The NCPC has responded to the report into end of life care from the RCP and Marie Curie

Responding to today's report from the Royal College of Physicians and Marie Curie about end of life care, Claire Henry, Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care, said “This report shows how things have improved, but also that there are still unacceptable variations in the care people receive in their final days and hours. We are glad there has been improvement in key areas, and welcome the call for further ongoing development and training for staff.

"But this report also demonstrates the importance of making our end of life care plans early and clearly. There is still a lot of work to do, and we look forward to working with the partners across the end of life and palliative care sectors to see that everyone plans for and gets the end of life care they wish for and need. We each of us only get one chance to get this right for ourselves or someone we love. There are no second chances in end of life care, and we will not settle for second best care for anyone.”


  1. Claire Henry is available for interview. 
  2. A full copy of the report can be downloaded here

Dying Matters Awareness Week runs from 9-15 May. 

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