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31 March 2017
On Wednesday 29 March, the trustee boards of both Hospice UK and the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) agreed to work towards the merger of the two organisations. The process of due...
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.
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.

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