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15 November 2018
The Hospice UK Conference is nearly upon us!
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.*
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.



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