NCPC flagship Conference and Awards 2016

Event type: 
23 March 2016
West Midlands

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding our inaugural flagship annual two-day conference and awards on Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th March 2016 at Keele University in Staffordshire. 


The conference, which has the title ‘An ambitious new world: building the future for palliative and end of life care’ will focus on the vision for improvement of end of life care, the ambitions for palliative and end of life care report, published in autumn 2015, and identify what needs to happen in practice to make this a reality. Sessions include:

  • Ambitions for improvement of end of life care
  • Expert panel on personal budgets
  • Current challenges and future priorities for  the end of life care workforce 
  • Coordinated care of long-term conditions
  • Improving pain control and symptom management in community settings
  • Community involvement in end of life care
  • Making end of life care everyone’s business


The inaugural National Council for Palliative Care Awards will recognise outstanding commitment, care and support to end of life care across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These will be the only awards dedicated to recognising people from across the health and social care sector who make a real difference to improving the experience of end of life care during 2015.

There will be four award categories:

  • Bereavement project of the year - Recognising innovative projects supporting people in bereavement
  • Dying Matters Awareness Initiative of the year - Recognising events and activities raising awareness of the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement
  • End of life care champion(s) of the year - Recognising an individual or teams’ contribution to end of life care at a local or national level
  • Effective coordination of care award - Recognising effective person-centred coordination of end of life care – Sponsored by Christies Care

Christies Care is a family business that has been offeringChristie's Logo top quality care to adults since 1987. They specialise in providing live-in home care to dependent adults, many of whom are in need of palliative care

The awards ceremony will take place at Keele University on 23rd March, as part of our flagship annual conference.

The categories and shortlisted entries can be found here.

View the full programme online 

When mentioning the conference on any social media, please use the hashtag #EOLFutures