NCPC and Hospice UK boards agree merger

May 12, 2017   //   No Comments

The trustee boards of Hospice UK and the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) have agreed to work towards the merger of the two organisations.  Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of Hospice UK will become the Acting CEO of NCPC from 31 May during the interim period before a merger is agreed. Hospice UK also announced that Claire Henry MBE, current Chief Executive of NCPC, will be joining the Hospice UK team as Director of Improvement and Transformation in June.

Ilora Finlay, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Chair of NCPC, said: “I’m delighted that our organisations are joining forces to further strengthen the voice for excellent palliative and end of life care for all. NCPC has, in its 25 years, done so much to broaden and develop end of life care, and palliative care has become mainstream across health and social care – which was always our aim.

“By coming together, we will continue to provide a clear vision and an even stronger voice for end of life care everywhere, because the most important person in end of life care is the person with the life-limiting condition and their family. Dying Matters has opened up a national conversation about death and dying. The voice of the person will be strengthened and broadened through direct communication with those providing care; together we are stronger as we take this vital work forward.”