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3 July 2020
Hospice UK, the national charity for hospice and end of life care, is delighted to be joining forces and providing a new home for The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Centre, the leading provider of...
10 December 2010
Leading commentators launched an exclusive performance at the British Museum to raise awareness of death and dying, with a discussion on the arts in end of life care.
3 December 2010
Spanish researchers say if children were taught in school about death they would have a more intense approach to life. Fabiana Siracusa and colleagues at the University of Granada in Spain say 76 percent of children fear death because their mothers avoid the topic. The researchers say children tend to believe in life after death and the belief is more common among girls than among boys.
3 December 2010
The NHS in England has failed to take responsibility for ensuring good end-of-life care, according to an independent review.
3 December 2010
The death of a close, elderly relative can often mean a sombre weekend or two going through old things, sorting through photographs, donating old clothes to charity.
1 December 2010
A survey by the Post Office financial services suggests that a large number of people could not face meeting their maker without a mobile phone in one hand and a bottle of wine in the other.
18 November 2010
Details from the UK’s first ever regional public consultation on death and dying were published on 15 November 2010. The three-month survey – carried out by NHS North East, supported by Dying Matters – was designed to improve end of life care and support by encouraging people to talk about it.
16 November 2010
Demos’ Dying for Change report provides further compelling evidence for the need for a national debate about how our society should help people achieve the death they want.
15 November 2010
Too many people are dying in hospitals and care homes, and not at home the way they want to, says a report from Demos.
11 November 2010
Millions of people are expected to observe a two-minute silence at 1100GMT to mark Armistice Day. Ceremonies will take place across the UK to honour all who have fallen since WWI, including the 110 servicemen killed in Afghanistan in the past year.

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