NCP Guidelines (2018)

NCP Guidelines (2018)

In January 2017, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded a two-year grant to support a stakeholder summit and the development, endorsement, dissemination and implementation of community-based palliative care guidelines.

The new guidelines will build on the success and strategies of the National Consensus Project (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 3rd Edition (2013) – and is scheduled for publication July 2018. The goal of the 4th edition of the NCP Guidelines is to improve access to quality palliative care for all people with serious illness, regardless of setting diagnosis, prognosis, or age.

To launch this effort, a NCP Stakeholder Strategic Directions Summit was held June 29-30, 2017 to bring together key national organizations to discuss and define essential elements of quality primary and specialty palliative care services in the community.

Thank you to the NCP Steering Committee  and NCP Writing Workgroup Co-Chairs and members for the valuable support in creating the 4th edition of the NCP Guidelines.

(L-R) NCP Writing Workgroup co-chairs, Stacie Sinclair (CAPC), Tracy Schroepfer (SWHPN) and NCP Steering Committee co-chairs, Martha Twaddle (AAHPM), Betty Ferrell (HPNA)

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