National Council for Palliative Care


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National Council for Palliative Care

The umbrella charity for parties involved in providing, commissioning and using palliative and end-of-life services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Patients and carers often view 'palliative' as EOL care, not in a role that supports the patient through diagnosis, to treatment as per the National Council for Palliative care (2011) definition of supportive care.
The guidelines are issued by the National Council for Palliative Care and the National End of Life Care Prog ramme.
The guidelines, issued by the National Council for Palliative Care and the National End of Life Care Programme, include recommendations such as ensuring each GP practice identifies people likely to die in the next 12 months, ensuring professionals know how to initiate conversations about end of life care and carry out advance care planning, and agreeing local priorities for end of life care services.
Simon Chapman, director of policy and parliamentary affairs at the National Council for Palliative Care, urged the Government to act on the recommendations, saying: "We only get one chance to get it right for dying people, which is why it must be a priority to ensure everyone who needs it can access palliative care round the clock."
Last year, the UK's National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) created an active coalition called "Dying Matters" (www.dyingmatters.org).
* National Council for Palliative Care: Minimum Data Set 2010/11 information for Teesside Hospice TOMORROW: Jessie Joe Jacobs, co-founder and chief executive of A Way Out, Stockton
The guidelines, issued by the National Council for Palliative Care and the National End-of-Life Care Programme, includes recommendations such as ensuring each GP practice identifies people likely to die in the next 12 months and agreeing local priorities for end-of-life care services.
But chief of the National Council for Palliative Care Claire Henry said patients and families were being failed because end of life care was not seen as a "core NHS priority".
EVE RICHARDSON, chief executive of the National Council for Palliative Care, HILARY FISHER, director, Dying Matters Coalition National Council for Palliative Care.

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