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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,...
3 January 2013
The National End of Life Care Programme (NEoLCP) has launched a new toolkit to help care providers facilitate Advance Care Planning with people nearing the end of life.
18 December 2012
Hospices and care homes nationwide can receive a live stream of a Christmas pantomime for free this Christmas.
12 December 2012
Seven GP practices are the first in the country to be awarded Gold Standards Framework (GSF) accreditation for excellence in end of life care.
29 November 2012
A pioneering programme of work aimed at improving the care people receive at the end of their lives has been launched by the Dying Matters Coalition in partnership with Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in the West Midlands.
3 October 2012
Dying Matters Chair Professor Mayur Lakhani has urged doctors to be honest with patients and their loved ones about the limitations of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
14 September 2012
The cost of a funeral has risen by 71% since 2004, and 6% in the last year alone, according to the annual Cost of Dying report by insurer Sun Life Direct. The basic cost of a funeral is now £3,284, a rise of £193 from last year.
4 September 2012
Booking is now open for this national event, organised in by a partnership of some of the leading organisations in dementia and end of life care.
28 August 2012
Are you developing Compassionate Communities in end of life care? Let us know what you are doing!
23 August 2012
Dying Matters has launched a new poster to help people feel comfortable talking about their end of life wishes.
12 July 2012
Dying Matters is delighted to announce the launch of its eleventh leaflet, 'Time to Talk?', which covers end of life care discussions and planning for people with dementia.



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