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20 May 2016
Dying Matters says the findings of a Hospice UK report which reveals that more than a third of Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) are failing to plan for the needs of dying people are "...
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.
22 March 2012
The Dying Matters Coalition supports the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in calling for doctors to receive end of life care training to help patients die in their place of choice.
19 March 2012
Playwright Nell Dunn FRSL, academic and poet Yasmin Gunaratnam, publisher Roger Kirkpatrick and author Diana Melly, the widow of the legendary Jazz musician George Melly, will judge Final Chapters, a new groundbreaking creative writing competition about dying, being run by the Dying Matters Coalition.
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.

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