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21 May 2015
As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week (18-24 May), people across Wales are being urged to talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement and not to leave it too late to make their end of life...
16 November 2011
Dying for a Laugh, in which comedians including Ardal O'Hanlon, Jenny Eclair, Dave Spikey and Shappi Khorsandi tackle the subject of death, picked up two prestigious How-do Public Services Communications Awards last night.
8 November 2011
Eve Richardson, Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care and the Dying Matters Coalition, pays a personal tribute to Philip Gould, the political adviser who specialised in understanding public opinion, and who died shortly after talking to the media about accepting he was dying.
7 November 2011
A £2m Department of Health (DH) campaign aimed at raising awareness of the early symptoms of dementia has the backing of the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC).
1 November 2011
Dying Matters celebrated the Mexican Day of the Dead on Tuesday with a suitably colourful - and at times emotional - event aimed at encouraging community involvement.
25 October 2011
The Office for National Statistics has launched a national survey to measure experiences of care at the end of life.
14 October 2011
The National Council for Palliative Care and Dying Matters have described as 'scandalous' the findings of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) report which revealed that one in five hospitals is breaking the law in its treatment of the elderly.
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.



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