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Findings from first ever national survey of bereaved carers announced
3 July 2012
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Department of Health (DH) have published the findings from its National Survey of Bereaved Carers (VOICES) carried out in 2011.
Young people with palliative care needs call on Government to do more to support them
27 June 2012
Young people with palliative care needs from all over the country will be attending a major conference in London at which they will meet with ministers and health and social care professionals to tell them how the system is failing them just when time is most precious to them.
New resource to ensure high quality care for dying lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people
21 June 2012
Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people are at risk of not receiving high quality end of life care services, with many facing problems in terms of being treated with dignity and respect. The National End of Life Care Programme (NEoLCP) has published a new guide today to address this.
NCPC campaigner receives MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours
21 June 2012
We are delighted that Mandy Paine, received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of her work with the National Council for Palliative Care.
First ever national conference on end of life care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people
20 June 2012
Policymakers, service providers, academics and people who are dying will come together on 21st June to discuss how to improve end of life care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people at a major conference organised by NCPC, National End of Life Care Programme and the University of Nottingham.
CPR carried out against patients' wishes or best interests
1 June 2012
Terminally ill patients are suffering 'distressing' deaths because hospitals rush to try and resuscitate them, frequently against their wishes, an influential watchdog says.