National Council for Palliative Care launches its End of Life Care Manifesto

Title:   National Council for Palliative Care launches its End of Life Care Manifesto

Source:  National Council for Palliative Care

Follow this link for press release.

Follow this link for the Manifesto.

Date of publication:  January 2010

Publication type: Press Release and Manifesto

In a nutshell:  As numbers of people dying in the United Kingdom are set to rise by 17% over the next 20 years the NCPC predicts a long-term crisis if services and staff training aren’t redesigned and improved.  The manifesto calls for 5 key actions:

1.   Full implementation of the EoLC Strategy 

2.   Strong political leadership and commitment.

3.   Implementation of comprehensive out-of-hours services.

4.  Training in palliative and end of life care to be core curriculum.

5.  Equip the population to discuss these issues.

Length of publication:  Press Release 3 pages. Manifesto 6 pages.

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