Have a say about the end of our lives
I WOULD like to encourage you to contribute to an important national review of choice in end-of-life care.
Almost half a million people die in England each year, but significant numbers of people do not currently have proper opportunities for their choices about how, when and where they receive end-of-life care to be identified, discussed or met.
That is why the government set up an independent review, which I was asked to chair.
Whether you’re a member of the public or someone who has a professional interest, perhaps through your work within health, social care or housing, we want to hear from you. We’re interested in finding out what choices would matter most to you– whether that’s about the importance of being able to choose where you would want to be cared for and die, how you would want to be involved in decisions about your care, or any other aspect of end-of-life care.
To find out more and to take part in the review, in which you can participate until September 30, 2014, visit www.ncpc.org.uk, call 01235 512 384 or email email@example.com.
CLAIRE HENRY Chief executive, National Council for