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21 October 2019
Dying Matters has been part of Hospice UK for over two years, and we feel it is time to update the Dying Matters colours to match those used by Hospice UK.
4 September 2019
Royal London has published it's annual National Funeral Cost Index for 2019. Among other findings. the report shows that the cost of funerals has risen by only 0.7% in the last year, while funeral poverty rose by 14%.
20 August 2019
Today the Government has pledged extra financial support worth £25 million for charitable hospices in England, in recognition of the challenges they are facing.
17 June 2019
Hospice UK is delighted to announce that it has appointed Sarah West as its new Director of Campaigns and Communications who will begin her new role at the national hospice and palliative care charity at the end of June.
13 May 2019
People across Dudley will be encouraged to tackle one of life’s great taboos during the borough’s biggest ever week of events and activities aimed at starting conversations about death and dying. The initiative is part of the national Dying Matters Awareness Week campaign and is being overseen locally by Dying Matters Dudley, a coalition of healthcare professionals, funeral directors, charities and members of the community. Proceedings begin on Monday, May 13 and continue throughout the week until Saturday, May 18.
7 January 2019
Today the NHS Long Term Plan is published by NHS England. Commenting in response, Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of national hospice and palliative care charity Hospice UK, said:
15 November 2018
Responding to the briefing ‘The health care workforce in England: make or break?’ published today by The King’s Fund, the Health Foundation and the Nuffield Trust, Carole Walford, Chief Clinical Officer at national hospice and palliative care charity Hospice UK, said:
19 June 2017
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) have released new information for commissioners
18 May 2017
Dying Matters has welcomed the BBC Two programme A Time to Live, which told the stories of 12 people living with life-limiting conditions
8 May 2017
• Majority of people say they would be willing to offer practical help to friends and neighbours dealing with death, dying and bereavement. • Six in ten say they would feel comfortable giving a pain-relief injection to someone who was dying and wanted to stay at home, after receiving training and with doctor or nurse supervision the first few times. • Only 16% think caring for the dying is only a matter for professional health and social care workers • Dying Matters Awareness Week runs May 8-14
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 diligence and formal merger agreement is being taken forward from today.

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