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Improving end of life care crucial to ease pressure on hospital places
19 December 2016
The National Council for Palliative Care has responded to a report from Nuffield Trust about pressure on NHS beds during the winter. The report warned that additional hospital admissions over the winter required beds equivalent to five extra typical hospitals. Simon Chapman, Director of Policy and External Affairs for the NCPC said:
The Dying to Work Charter
15 December 2016
The NCPC is pleased to have signed the charter supporting the TUC's Dying to Work campaign.
Learning from patient deaths must include end of life care
13 December 2016
The National Council for Palliative Care has responded to the report from the Care Quality Commission looking at missed learning opportunities after patient deaths.
Minister: implementation of national commitment for end of life care must be “meaningful and transparent”
9 December 2016
End of life care was debated in the House of Commons on Monday 05th December, in an adjournment debate brought forward by Catherine Mckinnell MP.
Amendment to Coroners and Justice Act
5 December 2016
‘We welcome the government’s decision to accept an amendment to the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 - introduced by our Chair of Trustees Baroness Ilora Findlay - that will remove the mandatory requirement for a coroner's inquest where the deceased was deprived of their liberty under the Mental Capacity Act.
Tell us how you support care homes to provide end of life care and make a difference today.
1 December 2016
Public Health England, the National Council for Palliative Care, Hospice UK and the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre at Cardiff University are working together to find out how care homes are supported to deliver end of life care to residents.