Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care

“The will, determination and innovation of organisations working collaboratively to find new ways of delivering better care will, and must, make a difference.”

Welcome to the website of the National Palliative and End of Life Care Partnership. 

On this site you will find the Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020. We have also created a downloadable slide-deck that presents the Partnership and the ambitions in an easy to use pdf format.

Both of these resources are for you to share. We will in future add to the website with case studies and material from all our partners.



“We are sharing this framework for action with local leaders in every community whether they work in the statutory, private or voluntary sectors. We expect them to plan and act, using this framework, so that these ambitions can be brought into reality.”

“Death and dying are inevitable. Palliative and End of Life Care must be a priority. The quality and accessibility of this care will affect all of us and it must be made consistently better for all of us. The needs of people of all ages who are living with dying, death and bereavement, their families, carers and communities must be addressed, taking into account their priorities, preferences and wishes.”

Our Partners

Association for Palliative Medicine / Association of Ambulance Chief Executives / Association of Directors of Adult Social Services / Association of Palliative Care Social Workers / Care Quality Commission / College of Health Care Chaplains / General Medical Council / Health Education England / Hospice UK / Macmillan Cancer Support / Marie Curie / Motor Neurone Disease Association / National Bereavement Alliance / National Care Forum / National Council for Palliative Care / National Palliative Care Nurse Consultants Group / National Voices / NHS England / NHS Improving Quality / Patients Association / Public Health England / Royal College of General Practitioners / Royal College of Nursing / Royal College of Physicians / Social Care Institute for Excellence / Sue Ryder / Together for Short Lives

More Information about our partners

 “As organisations with experience of, and responsibility for, palliative and end of life care we have made a collective decision to act together to do all we can to achieve for everyone what we would want for our own families.”

© 2016 Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care

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