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15 April 2015
The National Council for Palliative Care, lead charity for Dying Matters, is delighted to announce the appointment of Baroness Ilora Finlay as its new Chair of Trustees.
11 October 2011
The most common dying wish from terminally ill hospice patients is to see a pet or animal, according to a poll of hospice staff by national charity Help the Hospices.
10 October 2011
The first ever hospice awareness week is asking people to share the 'one word' that hospice care means to them.
3 October 2011
The National End of Life Care strategy says Dying Matters has made real progress in raising awareness and changing public attitudes to dying, death and bereavement.
3 October 2011
A hospice consultant has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by national charity Help the Hospices.
13 September 2011
Sun Life Direct, a member of the Dying Matters Coalition, has today announced the results of its fifth annual Cost of Dying report.
15 August 2011
As a national report calls for urgent action to improve end of life care, a new centre to promote excellence in the support and care of people with advanced illnesses is to be launched at De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester next month.
11 August 2011
A 'new deal' is needed for people at the end of their lives to ensure they are treated well and receive high quality care and support, according to a report published by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC).
3 August 2011
NCPC's Director of Policy & Parliamentary Affairs Simon Chapman appeared on Radio Four's Woman's Hour programme to talk about advance decisions this week.
28 July 2011
Walkers across the country are being encouraged to take part in a 10k twilight walk this summer to help raise money for Dying Matters' coalition partner Marie Curie Cancer Care.
18 July 2011
New healthcare commissioners should prioritise early action on end of life care to ensure people’s choices are met and to avoid unnecessary emergency hospital admissions, according to advice published this week by the National Council for Palliative Care and the National End of Life Care Programme.



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