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29 June 2017
Jon Underwood, founder of the Death Cafe Movement in the UK, has died suddenly at the age of 44.
19 January 2012
New research suggests that more than one in five people now die in their own homes, the highest number in ten years. This is despite an overall decline in the number of people dying.
19 January 2012
The importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement was highlighted in a debate on Care of the Dying held in the House of Commons on Tuesday 17 January.
18 January 2012
In an article published in the Guardian, Eve Richardson, chief executive of the National Council for Palliative Care and the Dying Matters coalition, urges the government to make a good death a priority.
10 January 2012
The death of a loved one raises the risk of a heart attack by 21 times in the first 24 hours, according to a new study by US researchers.
7 December 2011
The National Council of Palliative Care (NCPC) is warning that specialist care of the terminally ill may be put at risk in the future because of a recruitment crisis and ageing nursing workforce.
30 November 2011
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) has welcomed the publication of a new quality standard for end of life care for adults.
28 November 2011
Dying Matters is urging members of the public to 'Look out for those alone this Christmas' as we launch our 2011 winter campaign.
22 November 2011
<p>A new study of cancer survival figures by Macmillan Cancer Support has found that people now live nearly six times longer after their cancer diagnosis than was the case 40 years ago.</p>
16 November 2011
Dying for a Laugh, in which comedians including Ardal O'Hanlon, Jenny Eclair, Dave Spikey and Shappi Khorsandi tackle the subject of death, picked up two prestigious How-do Public Services Communications Awards last night.
8 November 2011
Eve Richardson, Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care and the Dying Matters Coalition, pays a personal tribute to Philip Gould, the political adviser who specialised in understanding public opinion, and who died shortly after talking to the media about accepting he was dying.

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