Political Party Manifesto Commitments on End of Life Care

Date: 
17 April 2015
The main UK-wide political parties have set out commitments to end of life care in their manifestos.

With the general election under three weeks away, the five parties have now all made reference to end of life care in their manifestos.

Speaking today, Claire Henry, Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care said:

“Some three million people will die over the course of the next Parliament, which is why care of the dying must be a priority for whoever is in Government. We are delighted that all 5 UK-wide parties have recognised the importance of end of life care in their manifestos and the need to improve it over the next 5 years. We look forward to working with the next government to ensure people’s experience and quality of care is as good as it can be – and if we do have a coalition government we very much hope a coalition agreement includes clear commitments about the importance of end of life care and how it will be improved.

To download the collected manifesto commitments click here.

The National Council for Palliative Care is part of a coalition of charities including Cicely Saunders International, Hospice UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Sue Ryder that have been campaigning for end of life care to be included in election manifestos. To see more about our campaign click here.

 

 

 

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