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26 February 2015
A new report, offering a blueprint for how greater choice in end of life can be achieved has today been published by a review board set up by Health Minister, Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP.
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.
7 July 2011
A pioneering palliative care network led by St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich is helping improve the skills of care home staff.
4 July 2011
A group of leading health charities, including the National Council for Palliative Care, has urged the government to act on the recommendations of a report into the funding of social care.
1 July 2011
<p>The Palliative Care Funding review, which was published on 1 July 2011, is a crucial opportunity for the government to improve end of life care, say leading health charities in a letter published in today’s Guardian newspaper.</p>
1 June 2011
Doctors and nurses are pledging to make sure the final wishes of dying patients are carried out. More than 8000 GP surgeries in England will be asked to display a new seven-point patient charter on end of life care.



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