London Regional Representatives

We would like to welcome two new representatives to our London region team:

Di Laverty


"I am delighted to be asked to be a network representative for the NCPC. It is a privilege to be part of a like-minded group of people who feel passionate about exploring new models of working and the appropriate use of resources. I look forward to sharing my palliative nursing experience and moving towards lessening, and positively influencing, the divide between policy and practice." 

Diane Laverty | Nurse Consultant Palliative Care / Head of Respite | 

Dawn Secker: Principal Social Worker

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Guildhall 1

High Street


Surrey KT1 1EU

0208 547 3736 

Dawn is the Principal Social Worker for Kingston Adult Social Care leading on quality assurance and practice development for social workers, Occupational Therapists and Social Care workers where one of the key areas of practice is  supporting staff who work with people who are at end of their life, their carers and families. She is also the Manager of the Learning and Development service and commissions and evaluates learning opportunities to improve and develop the way in which adult social care staff work. Dawn is the End of Life lead for the Principal Social Worker network and sits on the Board of Living with and Beyond Cancer. She is currently involved in the development of the Recommended Summary of Emergency Care and Treatment plan for emergency treatment and end of life care.