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Medical Examiners
10 March 2016
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP has announced that all hospital deaths will be examined by a second doctor not previously involved in the care of the patient.
William Hoare Inaugural Lecture
10 March 2016
Wednesday 9th March saw the National Council for Palliative Care chair of trustees, Baroness Ilora Finlay,speak at the inaugural William Hoare lecture in the House of Lords, which was held by Royal Trinity Hospice as part of their 125th anniversary events.
Statement after End of Life Care Parliamentary debate
3 March 2016
On behalf of the End of Life Care Coalition, Claire Henry MBE, Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care, said: "The government have been left in no doubt about the strength of feeling across all parties that the need for action to make sure everybody gets the best possible care at the end of life is overdue.
End of Life Care Charities highlight failings in care for dying people
26 February 2016
A coalition of seven end of life care charities, including the National Council for Palliative Care, has issued a report highlighting widespread failures in care for dying people. The report found that in the last year an estimated 48,000 people in England experienced poor care in the last 3 months of their life. Claire Henry, CEO of the NCPC said:
Shortlist announced for prestigious new palliative care awards
22 February 2016
A shortlist of 12 nominees has been announced for the inaugural National Council for Palliative Care awards. Over 50 organisations entered one of more of the four categories, ranging from hospices and projects through to individuals and groups working or volunteering in end of life care.
New Building on the best programme aims to improve end of life hospital care across the UK
18 February 2016
The first group of participants in a new programme to improve palliative care have been named. Ten acute hospital trusts have been selected to take part in the ‘Building on the best’ programme, which will support improvements in quality and experience of palliative and end of life care across the UK.