Write to your MP

You can help us put pressure on politicians by contacting your Member of Parliament (MP). This might be to ask him or her to:

  • read and commit to the pledges in one of our manifestos or briefings
  • invite them to attend a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group of Hospice and Palliative Care
  • submit a written or oral question in parliament
  • discuss how they intend to vote in a given debate
  • sign an Early Day Motion (EDM) that concerns end of life care (NB: if your MP is a Minister he or she won’t be able to sign the EDM but you can still ask them for their views on it)
  • intervene in your area if there is a problem with a local service

How to contact your MP

You can find out who your MP is here: http://findyourmp.parliament.uk

You can either send a letter in the post or email them. Email addresses can be found here: www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps

MPs only guarantee responses to their constituents so always remember to include your full address on your letter or email

Finally, please remember to let us know that you've written and if you receive a response!

Find out what your MP is talking about

You can use the following website to receive an email each time your MP or other member of the House of Commons or Lords talks about palliative care: http://theyworkforyou.com/alert 

This can be helpful in keeping you up to date with debates happening in Westminster and keeping an eye on what your MP is saying about palliative and end of life care!

Stafford Roberta

NCPC and Dying Matters Local Champion Stafford Scholes with his MP Roberta Blackman-Woods at the APPG on Hospice and Palliative Care, March 2011

Influence local decision makers

We have designed a toolkit to empower local people to push for the right end of life care services following reform of the health and social care system.

Get the toolkit