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The Ambitions framework

Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020 was published by the partnership in 2015. It sets out the partnership’s collective vision to improve end of life care in England and the framework for local action that is required to achieve that. Collaboration, leadership and determination are the most important mechanisms for change, and the members of the partnership have committed to work together and with other organisations at national and local levels to achieve the changes that are needed.

The Ambitions framework was strongly endorsed by the government in “Our Commitment to you for End of Life Care: the government response to the review of choice in end of life care” published in July 2016. Sustainability and Transformation footprints need to include proposals to improve choice in end of life care in their sustainability & transformation plans (STPs). Using the Ambitions framework will help them do that.

About this website

This is the website for the National Palliative and End of Life Care Partnership. It is administered by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) on behalf of the Partnership. The work to develop the website into a knowledge hub to support implementation of the Ambitions framework is being carried out by NCPC in partnership with NHS England as the commissioner of the work.

Public information

The resources on this site are for professionals, but members of the public are welcome to download and read them as well. Members of the public seeking medical advice should go to the NHS Choices site.

Please note that links and resources do not imply endorsement.