The countdown has begun. We look forward to welcome you in warm and sunny Durban, South Africa in May 2018.


Our annual #HatsOn4CPC day falls on Friday 13 October this year. We hope you will join us to raise awareness around the world.


Find links and information on events and conferences relevant to CPC around the world.


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Membership of ICPCN is open to individuals and organisations working in the field of children's palliative care. Organisations are listed on our website.


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Calling on all palliative care advocates globally

We need your help! As you may be aware, the World Health Organization is currently consulting with member states on its concept note for its 13th General Programme of Work 2019-2023. Unfortunately, within the current draft concept note, palliative care has been omitted as part of the essential spectrum of health services under the Universal […]

New set of NICE standards describe high quality palliative care for babies, children and young people

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published standards on end of life care for infants, children and young people (from birth to 18 years) with a life-limiting condition describing high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. These standards are reviewed each year and updated if needed. NICE quality standards undergo a […]

ICPCN and WHPCA calls for inclusion of palliative care in WHO NCD document

The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance and the International Children’s Palliative Care Network have submitted a response to the WHO online consultation on the draft outcome document for Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on NCDs as a Sustainable Development Priority. The main concern noted in the submission is the absence of any language on palliative care within […]

ICPCN’s Chief Exec receives award recognising her contribution to pallaitive care in Uganda

Last night at the PCAU (Palliative Care Association of Uganda) Conference being held at the Speke Resort in Kampala, ICPCN’s Chief Executive, Professor Julia Downing, was presented with an award in recognition of her personal contribution to the development of palliative care within Uganda. The award was presented to Prof Downing by the Hon. Sarah […]