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4 September 2019
Royal London has published it's annual National Funeral Cost Index for 2019. Among other findings. the report shows that the cost of funerals has risen by only 0.7% in the last year, while...
3 February 2011
Detailed plans to transform cancer care in England and save thousands of extra lives each year were announced yesterday by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.
2 February 2011
Music Mogul Simon Cowell is backing a new campaign to help fund hospice care for terminally ill children.
31 January 2011
Staff and patients at a London hospice are hoping to dispel some of the myths about end of life care in a radio broadcast this week.
21 January 2011
A nationwide survey has found that 30% of UK hospices suffered funding cuts in 2010. Hospices across the country are losing out, despite an extra £150m of state funds being made available to support the implementation of the End of Life Care Strategy in 2010/11.
17 January 2011
The Daily Telegraph interview Olga Maitland on how doctors cared for her terminally ill younger sister, Militza.
14 January 2011
It looks like a new series of the BBC2 programme Can’t Take it With You starts tonight and might be worth a look in because tonight will see Gerry Robinson helping two families who can’t decide what to write in their wills and will highlight the fact that Dying well will is more likely to be achieved by talking about it early.
5 January 2011
Breaking the taboo of discussing dying is the first step in ensuring good end of life care
29 December 2010
Dying Matters is calling on people to use their New Year’s resolution this year to ensure they get what they really want from life by including resolutions for the five things they want to do before they die and the five things they want to be remembered for.
21 December 2010
How do you tell a three-year-old boy that his daddy is going to die? Suzy Le Carpentier shares her experience of telling her young son that his daddy was dying and what helped her and husband start such a painful conversation.
20 December 2010
BBC health correspondent, Adam Brimelow, reports on our campaign calling on people to keep an eye out for neighbours who may be frail and vulnerable this Christmas. We are asking people to then go one step further and discuss plans for dying, to ensure final wishes are carried out.

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