Our policy team addresses issues around end of life care in the UK.
On this page, you can explore recent Marie Curie reports and jump down to manifestos and charters or reports in partnership with other organisations. You can also visit our policy archive to download publications from before April 2015.
Or you can view and download a range of parliamentary briefings and consultation responses from our policy teams across the four UK nations.
Marie Curie also works with other organisations to produce policy publications, including:
Reviewing end of life care indicators in Scotland – A proposal for anticipatory care planning as a new indicator – Ahead of the review into Scotland’s national health and social care integration indicators, Hospice UK, Marie Curie and Sue Ryder propose that anticipatory care planning be adopted as an indicator for improving and widening access to end of life care. (February 2017)
State of the Nations Report: Terminal Illness Care in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales – Marie Curie commissioned the Centre for Health and Social Care Research at Sheffield Hallam University to carry out a review of terminal illness care policy, strategy and delivery across the four UK nations. You can also download the executive summary . (June 2016)
- On the brink: The future of end of life care – Marie Curie is part of the End of Life Care Coalition, with six other major charities. This report highlights the lack of choice and the variable quality of care available to people at the end of life, as well as their families and carers. (February 2016)
- A review of specialist palliative care provision and access across London – This report has been jointly produced by the London Cancer Alliance, PallE8 and Marie Curie in collaboration with Specialist Palliative Care providers across London. You can also download the accompanying appendices. (September 2015)