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2 November 2016
The National Council for Palliative Care is seeking nominations for the second year of its annual awards. Over 50 entries were received for the 2016 awards, and the NCPC is hoping to beat this total.
25 October 2016
A new fundraising photography competition is challenging individuals across the country to take and submit images that Celebrate Life in the Face of Death. The competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers, and the deadline for entries is 18 December 2016. The Judging panel includes the acclaimed photographer Rankin.
19 October 2016
Dying Matters has responded to the Royal London report on funeral debt
26 September 2016
Velindre NHS Trust, Aneurin Bevan UHB and the Digital Legacy Association have won an award from NHS Wales for the TalkCPR campaign, a project to improve communication between patients and their healthcare professionals about Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Orders. Byw Nawr, Dying Matters’ partner in Wales, was a key part of the project.
14 September 2016
When someone dies, working out what needs to be done can be overwhelming.
14 September 2016
SunLife’s annual Cost of Dying research shows that the cost of dying is the fastest rising of any fixed cost in the UK – rising much faster than any cost of living such as rent, food, utilities, insurance or clothing.
12 September 2016
We are pleased to announce that we are holding an ‘End of Summer’ Sale.
27 April 2016
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), lead body of Dying Matters, is backing new analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support which shows that "growing demand for end of life care will put an ‘intolerable’ strain on the NHS and social services".
18 April 2016
A new report, 'Losing a partner – the financial and practical consequences' has revealed that seven in ten people were financially or practically unprepared when their partner died.
15 April 2016
An innovative scheme is encouraging employers to take bereavement more seriously. The Compassionate Employers programme allows companies and organisations to gain a better understanding of how bereavement among staff can have long-lasting effects on productivity, morale and absenteeism, and how to introduce policies and good practice to support staff through loss.
24 March 2016
Organisations from West Yorkshire to Surrey have been honoured at the first palliative and end of life care awards organised by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), lead body of Dying Matters. The four winners were chosen from three shortlisted entries in each category, out of more than 50 nominations received.

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Which of the following describes how you would feel talking to someone close to you about their end of life wishes.
I would be happy to talk to them
82%
I would feel awkward or uncomfortable
14%
Neither of the above
4%
Total votes: 588

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