News

18 May 2017
Dying Matters has welcomed the BBC Two programme A Time to Live, which told the stories of 12 people living with life-limiting conditions
8 May 2017
• Majority of people say they would be willing to offer practical help to friends and neighbours dealing with death, dying and bereavement. • Six in ten say they would feel comfortable giving a pain-relief injection to someone who was dying and wanted to stay at home, after receiving training and with doctor or nurse supervision the first few times. • Only 16% think caring for the dying is only a matter for professional health and social care workers • Dying Matters Awareness Week runs May 8-14
31 March 2017
On Wednesday 29 March, the trustee boards of both Hospice UK and the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) agreed to work towards the merger of the two organisations. The process of due diligence and formal merger agreement is being taken forward from today.
28 March 2017
Dying Matters has welcomed BBC One's documentary Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad in helping explore grief, loss, and how we can all help each other cope with bereavement.
22 February 2017
The National Council for Palliative Care has announced the winners for its 2017 awards. The awards were announced at the NCPC’s 25th anniversary event at the House of Lords on 22 February.
14 February 2017
The top three finalists for each category for the NCPC Awards have been released.
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
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.

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