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Final resources from the Commission

The Commission into the Future of Hospice Care has now come to an end and we are delighted to share with you the final report of their findings. We hope that you will now read and learn from this report and implement the recommendations as best fits your local situation.

The final report from the Commission, Future ambitions for hospice care: our mission and our opportunity, highlights the future challenges for hospices, and sets out key recommendations for hospices to enable them to face these challenges and thrive.


We encourage all who have an interest in hospice care to read and respond to this important report.


Other recent publications from the Commission


The Commission has recently published a number of other resources to help hospices face the challenges ahead. These include...


  • A comic book - exploring the views of the public about what they would want at the end of life - whether they have used a hospice or not.

  • Maximising the contribution of the palliative medicine consultant

  • Research in palliative care: can hospices afford not to be involved?

  • Supporting family carers

  • The future of hospice education and training

  • The future of the clinical nurse specialist delivering end of life care in the community

  • The role of hospices in supporting people with a diagnosis of dementia in the future

  • The role of hospices supporting young people in transition from children to adult services

  • Working towards a hospice workforce that is fit for the future.




Get your copies

All the Commission resources are available to download from the publications catalogue.

For a hard copy email publications@helpthehospices.org.uk 







Future ambitions for hospice care