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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...
1 November 2011
Dying Matters celebrated the Mexican Day of the Dead on Tuesday with a suitably colourful - and at times emotional - event aimed at encouraging community involvement.
25 October 2011
The Office for National Statistics has launched a national survey to measure experiences of care at the end of life.
14 October 2011
The National Council for Palliative Care and Dying Matters have described as 'scandalous' the findings of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) report which revealed that one in five hospitals is breaking the law in its treatment of the elderly.
11 October 2011
The most common dying wish from terminally ill hospice patients is to see a pet or animal, according to a poll of hospice staff by national charity Help the Hospices.
10 October 2011
The first ever hospice awareness week is asking people to share the 'one word' that hospice care means to them.
3 October 2011
The National End of Life Care strategy says Dying Matters has made real progress in raising awareness and changing public attitudes to dying, death and bereavement.
3 October 2011
A hospice consultant has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by national charity Help the Hospices.
13 September 2011
Sun Life Direct, a member of the Dying Matters Coalition, has today announced the results of its fifth annual Cost of Dying report.
15 August 2011
As a national report calls for urgent action to improve end of life care, a new centre to promote excellence in the support and care of people with advanced illnesses is to be launched at De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester next month.
11 August 2011
A 'new deal' is needed for people at the end of their lives to ensure they are treated well and receive high quality care and support, according to a report published by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC).



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