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29 June 2017
The National Council for Palliative Care was set up 25 years ago, at the request of the then government, to advocate for palliative and end of life care and build collaboration and partnership in the...
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.
9 March 2016
Magician Paul Daniels has died at home having been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour in February.
22 February 2016
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), lead organisation of Dying Matters, has revealed the shortlist for its first ever end of life care awards. Over 50 organisations entered one of more of the four categories, ranging from hospices and projects through to individuals and groups working or volunteering in end of life care.

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