News

10 September 2014
Dying Matters' lead charity, the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), together with Public Health England (PHE) have today announced an exciting new opportunity to apply to be one of six Pathfinder Communities to pioneer a public health approach to end of life care in England.
2 September 2014
Dr Hywel Francis MP has been appointed as the first ever Chair of Byw Nawr (Live Now), set up by the Dying Matters Coalition with the support of the Welsh Government to encourage people in Wales to talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement.
29 July 2014
A review of choice in end of life care is to be chaired by Claire Henry, Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), the lead charity for Dying Matters.
23 July 2014
National Council for Palliative Care and Dying Matters chief executive Claire Henry is welcoming the launch of a ground-breaking Help the Hospices scheme to give more people the choice to die in hospices or at home.
10 July 2014
The third National Survey of Bereaved People (VOICES), where bereaved people are asked for their views on the quality of care provided to a friend or relative in the last three months for England, has been published by the Office for National Statistics.
26 June 2014
Our lead charity, the National Council for Palliative Care, is welcoming the new Priorities for Care identified for people at the end of life while continuing to call for a National Conversation about dying.
20 June 2014
Thousands of UK care homes are throwing open their doors to the public today as part of an initiative which aims to change perceptions of care homes.
17 June 2014
The Court of Appeal has today ruled doctors must consult with and inform patients before placing a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order on their medical notes.
10 June 2014
Around 118,000 more first time donors are needed to attend a blood donation session between now and the end of December to protect blood supplies, according to a report released during National Blood Week.
4 June 2014
A new reality TV series exploring society’s emotional, cultural and spiritual attitudes to dying begins on Channel 4 tonight.

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