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29 June 2017
The National Council for Palliative Care was set up 25 years ago, at the request of the then government, to advocate for palliative and end of life care and build collaboration and partnership in the...
8 December 2016
Dying Matters has responded to the Chief Medical Officer's suggestion that people should work longer in order to remain healthy and active in old age.
1 December 2016
Dying Matters has welcomed the launch of a new lower-cost cremation service.
5 September 2016
Dying Matters is encouraging its members and supporters to throw their weight behind Organ Donation Week, which runs from 5-11 September. Organ Donation Week is organised by NHS Blood and Transplant, and was formerly known as National Transplant Week.
4 August 2016
NCPC, the parent charity of Dying Matters, have just published a new guide on end of life care for older LGBT people.
25 July 2016
Like many people, we are deeply saddended to hear that Dr Kate Granger has died.
5 July 2016
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), lead body of Dying Matters, has given a broad welcome to the Government’s response to 'What’s Important to Me: a review of choice in end of life care' (“the Choice Review”), but has raised concerns about some of the details.
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 "unacceptable"..
17 May 2016
Demand for a publication about dementia and end of life conversations has outstripped supply, with the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) ordering a second print run in record time.
13 May 2016
New data from Dying Matters has revealed that 40% of British adults wouldn’t unfriend someone they know on Facebook even after that person has died. The survey of over 2,000 adults by ComRes* found that only 8% of people agreed that when someone they know on Facebook dies they unfriend their account soon after, compared with 40% who disagreed.
12 May 2016
More than half of people in Britain feel more comfortable talking about their own death or that of people close to them than they did five years ago, but just one third have started planning for it, according to research by ComRes on behalf of the annual Dying Matters Awareness Week.*



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