NCPC Specialist Palliative Care Workforce Survey 2013

Published: 8 October 2014

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Workforce development is key to the full implementation the government’s End of Life Care Strategy. This means both training the wider health and social care workforce in end of life care and in ensuring that there are sufficient numbers of trained people available to work in specialist services.

The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) has been conducting surveys to form a picture of the current make up of the specialist palliative care workforce. This includes data about palliative medicine consultants and SpRs, nurses and Allied Health Professionals. They have run surveys in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, enabling them to identify national trends and priorities for workforce development.

The survey provides the only comprehensive overview of the specialist palliative care workforce covering both the NHS and voluntary sector. This is a valuable resource for commissioners and providers to identify gaps and priorities for their local workforce planning and development.

This report identifies some of the key findings from the 2013 collection results and then highlights some of the trends over the years the survey has been running (2005-13). The report has been produced by Mouchel plc and has been supported by the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN) and Public Health England (PHE).

To download the report, NCPC Specialist Palliative Care Workforce Survey 2013

To view the NCPC media release


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