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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...
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.
23 February 2015
Dying Matters has today welcomed a new government-led public awareness campaign to encourage people to plan for their and their families’ futures.
4 February 2015
Cancer Research UK has published findings showing that the lifetime risk of a cancer diagnosis has risen from 1-in-3 to 1-in-2.
16 January 2015
Identifying the best ways of providing care and support to terminally ill people, their families and carers outside of ‘working hours’ has been rated the top priority for the future of palliative and end of life care research, according to a new report launched this week
8 January 2015
NCPC and Public Health England (PHE) have announced details of eight Pathfinder communities who are taking up the opportunity to pioneer a public health approach to end of life care in England.
5 January 2015
We are absolutely delighted that Eve Richardson, who retired as Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care - the lead charity for Dying Matters - in March last year after 14 years at the helm, has been awarded an OBE in the New Years Honours list.
10 December 2014
Almost half of Britons (47%) say they would feel uncomfortable talking to someone who has been recently bereaved, and many bereaved people have experienced negative reactions to their grief, including people avoiding them and the loss of friendships, according to a new study released by the Dying Matters Coalition.
7 November 2014
Find Me Help, the UK's most comprehensive search tool for people in the last years of life, their carers, family and friends, has been launched as microsite.
5 November 2014
Dying Matters, in partnership with the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, has launched a groundbreaking short film aimed at improving understanding of the end of life needs of the Muslim community
5 November 2014
The latest edition of 'Planning For Your Future Care', one of our most popular publications, is now available to download and purchase.

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