Hospices / Palliative Care

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Help the Hospices

The national charity for the hospice movement.

Together for Short Lives

The UK voice for children and young people who are not expected to live to reach adulthood, and for their families.

Children's Hospice Association Scotland

CHAS is a Scottish charity committed to the provision of children's hospice services in Scotland, working exclusively with children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

National End of Life Care Programme (NEoLCP)

The NEoLCP exists to support the Department of Health's End of Life Care Strategy.

End of Life Care

Information from the Department of Health.

The National Council for Palliative Care

The NCPC is the umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative, end of life and hospice care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Dying Matters

The Dying Matters Coalition was set up by the NCPC to promote public awareness of dying, death and bereavement.

Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care

The national umbrella and representative body for palliative care in Scotland. It is an independent body with charitable status set up in 1991 to promote the extension and improvement of palliative care services throughout Scotland.

Halley Stewart Library at St Christopher's Hospice

Offers reference lists for both patients, carers and health professionals on palliative care and bereavement issues, in particular.

The Ruby Care Foundation

A registered Charity dedicated to the care of the terminally ill, companionship of the dying, and support and counsel for the bereaved. 

Palliative Care

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

Living with Dying

Patient experience video from Healthtalkonline.

Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Dr Tim Kenny
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Last Checked:
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