We are the national charity for hospice care, supporting over 200 hospices in the UK. We believe that everyone matters throughout their life right up until they die, and that no one should die in avoidable pain or suffering.

Our aim is to make sure that everyone with a life limiting or terminal condition gets the very best care, and we believe hospices are critical to achieving this.

Collectively hospices in the UK care for around 360,000 people every year, and we work closely with them to support their vital work and to create a stronger voice for hospice care. We also support the development of hospice and palliative care worldwide.

Get involved and support hospice care

Our annual national conference is a key feature of the hospice and palliative care calendar.

We bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to share learning and facilitate debate.

If you work in hospice or end of life care, you could contribute to our conference ‘The art and science of hospice care’ (10 to 12 November 2015) by displaying a poster or giving an oral presentation.

Find out about the Call for Papers >

A group of people sat around a table in a session at the Hospice UK 2014 Annual Conference
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