End of life care toolkit launched The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) has launched a toolkit to empower local people to push for the right end of life care services following reform of the health and social care system. It is a practical toolkit designed to help the public and professionals understand the new health and care structures and develop the relationships required to secure high quality end of life care. It includes a series of action sheets aimed at decision-makers such as clinical commissioning groups and other stakeholders such as local HealthWatch bodies and individual end of life care champions. *************** National End of Life Care Programme newsletter The National End of Life Care Programme newsletter has published its August newsletter. It includes: • An analysis of the VOICES survey’s findings about end of life care in care homes • A briefing paper by SCIE on caring for people with advanced dementia at the end of life • Case studies highlighting education and training initiatives aimed at helping care home staff to provide high quality end of life.