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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...
10 May 2016
Women suffer more financially and practically after losing a spouse or long-term partner, according to new research from Royal London.
9 May 2016
The inequalities in end of life care shown in the Care Quality Commission's thematic review are unacceptable and need immediate remedy, says the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), lead body of Dying Matters, which today begins its annual national Awareness Week. The NCPC is calling on the government to publish its response to 2015’s independent Choice review report on end of life care as a first step to addressing the issue.
13 November 2015
Dying Matters Chair Gary Rycroft has played a pivotal role in the removal from Facebook of photographs which showed a young woman with the man who murdered her.
30 June 2015
Dying Matters has joined forces with one of our members, Inspired Goodbyes, to create a range of unique bereavement cards.
8 October 2014
The wife and son of one of Dying Matters and the National Council for Palliative Care's most dedicated supporters are walking through the night this Saturday to raise money for the London hospice which cared for him.
3 February 2014
Dying Matters is launching a new guide to encourage people to write down how they want their funeral or cremation to be carried out after our research reveals just one in nine of us have planned what will happen after we die.
18 December 2013
NHS Blood and Transplant is asking people to talk to their families over the festive period about being an organ donor.
25 November 2013
Silver Line, a free 24-hour telephone service for elderly people, was today launched by Esther Rantzen, pictured.
15 November 2013
Dying Matters and the National Council for Palliative Care have offered a cautious welcome to the news that the new GP contract will offer improved care to elderly and frail people.
22 October 2013
Dying Matters has welcomed a new report into how hospice services will cope with a sharply rising ageing population in the next 10-15 years.



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