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25 November 2015
Are you struggling with what to write on a Christmas card to someone recently bereaved or, indeed, wondering whether it's appropriate to send a card at all? A new range of thoughtful, personal...
19 March 2012
NCPC and Dying Matters supporter and Lymphoma Association fundraiser Ian Leech has been chosen to bear the Olympic Torch.
15 February 2012
Millions of British people in their late 40s and 50s are facing a miserable retirement living in poor health for longer, residing in unsuitable housing and dying without adequate care and support, according to a new report out today by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) and the National Care Forum (NCF).
14 February 2012
A new report by the British Medical Association’s Medical Ethics Committee, “Building on Progress: Where next for organ donation in the UK?” has been produced as part of its ongoing work on organ transplantation.
1 February 2012
An updated booklet published by the National End of Life Care Programme in association with Dying Matters and the University of Nottingham supports people in shaping the care they receive at the end of their life.
23 January 2012
London's Southbank Centre is celebrating death this weekend with the ironically titled 'Festival for the Living' from 27-29 January.
19 January 2012
The importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement was highlighted in a debate on Care of the Dying held in the House of Commons on Tuesday 17 January.
19 January 2012
New research suggests that more than one in five people now die in their own homes, the highest number in ten years. This is despite an overall decline in the number of people dying.
18 January 2012
In an article published in the Guardian, Eve Richardson, chief executive of the National Council for Palliative Care and the Dying Matters coalition, urges the government to make a good death a priority.
10 January 2012
The death of a loved one raises the risk of a heart attack by 21 times in the first 24 hours, according to a new study by US researchers.
9 January 2012
To help you gear up for Dying Matters Awareness Week 2012, we are holding a launch event in Central London, on the week’s theme of “Small Actions, Big Difference”.



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