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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 July 2012
The first ever national survey of bereaved people has found wide variation in standards of end of life care.
27 June 2012
The number of so-called 'paupers' funerals' is set to rise in the UK as the disparity between the rising cost of funerals and the state contribution puts increasing pressure on an already stretched system, warns a new study.
1 June 2012
Terminally ill patients are suffering 'distressing' deaths because hospitals rush to try and resuscitate them, frequently against their wishes, an influential watchdog says.
24 May 2012
The End of Life Care team at the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cancer Network commissioned a series of radio commercials to raise awareness of the importance of expressing end of life wishes during Dying Matters Awareness Week.
15 May 2012
Talking more openly about dying will give support to people who are bereaved, the Chief Executive of the Dying Matters Coalition Eve Richardson told delegates at a national bereavement conference on 15 May.
14 May 2012
People in Britain could risk missing out on having their end of life wishes met and leaving a mess for those close to them, according to a new study commissioned by the Dying Matters Coalition*.
11 May 2012
The National Council of Palliative Care (NCPC) and Dying Matters have welcomed the publication of a National End of Life Care Intelligence Network report this week which marks a significant moment in the progress of the Department of Health’s 2008 End of Life Care Strategy.
4 May 2012
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) has welcomed the Prime Minister's decision to make end of life care for people with advanced dementia an additional aim of the Dementia Strategy.
16 April 2012
Philip Gould, the New Labour strategist, chronicled the last few weeks of his life before succumbing to oesophageal cancer in November last year at the age of 61.



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