The two organisations have a track record of working collaboratively, and the new partnership is aimed at enabling NCPC subscribers and NCF members to further benefit from close links, shared learning and opportunities to work together.
As well as working together so that NCPC subscribers and NCF members receive an enhanced offer, the organisations have also agreed to work together to discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities in delivering end of life care and services.
Raising awareness of the importance of talking more openly about dying, death and bereavement amongst both the general public and health and care professionals will also be a key area of joint work, including through the Dying Matters Coalition which NCPC leads and which NCF are members of.
Speaking today Claire Henry, Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with the National Care Forum. NCF’s members are involved in the full range of care and support services and we believe we can learn a lot from each other as we seek to ensure everyone who needs it receives excellent end of life care.”
Des Kelly, Executive Director of the National Care Forum added: “The NCF welcomes the opportunity to formalise the partnership we have with NCPC for the mutual benefit of our members who are increasingly delivering complex care and support services to people at the end of life.”