The road ahead – National Council for Palliative Care Strategy 2015-2018

May 6, 2015

Source: NCPC

Follow this link for the strategy

Date of publication: May 2015

Publication type: Strategy document

In a nutshell: NCPC has published its official strategy for 2015-18

The new strategy has been agreed by NCPC’s Board of Trustees and affirms their vision for palliative and end of life care, demonstrates how they can play an important role in shaping  the future, and sets out the areas in which they will work to achieve these goals.

The Strategy highlights four priority areas of work:

  • Changing attitudes
  • Changing behaviour
  • Improving Care and Support
  • Improving Evidence and Intelligence

Length of publication: 7 pages

 


10 Questions to ensure good end of life care in your area

April 4, 2013

Source: Marie Curie Cancer Care and National Council for Palliative Care

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) and Marie Curie have jointly published a new guide to help the public hold politicians to account on end of life care. ’10 questions to ensure good end of life care in your area’ aims to help people in their localities scrutinise and challenge MPs, GP Commissioners, councillors and other decision makers regarding end of life care.

Length of publication: 20 pages

Acknowledgement: NCPC


What about end of life care? Mapping England’s Health & Wellbeing Boards’ vision for dying people

December 21, 2012

Source: National Council for Palliative Care

Follow this link for the full-text report

Date of publication: November 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report calls on Health and Wellbeing Boards to join up support for people approaching the end of life, based on research from September-October 2012, in which the boards’ emerging strategies were reviewed by NCPC.  NCPC have produced a What about end of life care? Action Sheet to help boards consider end of life care and support – visit www.ncpc.org.uk/influencing-toolkit for more information.

Length of publication: 8 pages


No Dress Rehearsals

August 26, 2011

Source: National Council for Palliative Care

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Date of publication: August 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Coming three years on from the Government’s End of Life Care Strategy, “No Dress Rehearsals” looks at how end of life care is measuring up, and finds that despite many examples of excellent end of life care there remain serious cases of neglect and ill-treatment and many people are not getting their end of life wishes met. The NCPC and the Dying Matters Coalition have requested a new deal is needed for people who are dying to ensure they are treated well and receive high quality care and support at the end of their lives.

Length of publication: 8 pages

Some important notes: For a copy of this report contact your local health Library. Follow this link to find you local health library.


The National Council for Palliative Care – End of Life Care Manifesto 2010

December 15, 2009

Source: The National Council of Palliative Care

Follow this link to webpage to download a copy of the manifesto

Date of Publication: November 2009

Publication Type: Report

In a nutshell: The NCPC has set out a manifesto for palliative and end of life care for 2010 and calls upon political leaders to take 5 key actions in order that everyone should have access to high quality palliative care and be able to choose their place of care and death. The pledges set out are:

1. Ensure that the End of Life Care Strategy is fully implemented.

2. Give strong political leadership and commitment to End of Life Care by establishing a Cabinet Committee for End of Life Care.

3. Put in place comprehensive out of hours service to ensure 24/7 access to palliative care services.

4. Ensure that training in palliative and end of life care is a core curriculum requirement for health and social care staff

5. Equip people and the nation to be confident about discussing their wishes and priorities for end of life care.

Length of Publication: 5 pages

Acknowledgement: The National Council of Palliative Care


Benchmarking Analysis: Need, resourcing, ouputs & outcomes of palliative and end of life care

December 15, 2009

Source: The National Council for Palliative Care

Date of Publication: November 2009

Publication Type: Report

In a nutshell: This report is a preliminary analysis benchmarking of the financial resources available from both the NHS and voluntary sector sources against differential population need. Benchmarking of available resources against the indices of need can contribute to judgements about how well the availability of financial resources matches differential population need. It includes sections on institutional care.

Some important notes: Contact your local health library to access a copy of this report. To find your local health library follow this link.

Acknowledgements: Peter Tebbit