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NICE guideline to standardised opioid use in palliative care and address patients’ concerns
23 May 2012
A new clinical guideline published today (23rd May) by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), is aimed at helping ensure safe and consistent prescribing of opioids as a first-line treatment option to relieve pain for patients receiving palliative care for chronic or incurable illnesses.
Free social care at the end of life: Comment from the National Council for Palliative Care
24 April 2012
NCPC is campaigning along with Help the Hospices, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Sue Ryder for free social care at the end of life for people on end of life care registers. As part of this campaign we wrote to both parties in the coalition Government as well as to the Opposition.
NCPC join ‘Give It Back, George’ campaign against cap on income tax relief
3 April 2012
The government’s Budget presented on 21st March attracted criticism from the voluntary sector for not exempting large charity donations from the new cap on income tax relief.