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21 October 2019
Dying Matters has been part of Hospice UK for over two years, and we feel it is time to update the Dying Matters colours to match those used by Hospice UK.
8 October 2010
The Dying Matters Coalition welcomes World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD), taking place today, 9th October, WHPCD is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world.
1 October 2010
A Party for Kath, a five-minute film produced by Dying Matters to demonstrate the benefits of greater openness around death and dying, is highly commended in the Best Video category at the IVCA Clarion Awards.
1 October 2010
Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Kate Greene had to come to terms with the fact that she would not see her young sons grow up. But, determined to be an ongoing presence in their lives, she drew up a ‘mummy’s manual’ of more than 100 instructions, hopes and ambitions for her two boys to read after her death.
17 September 2010
The British Medical Journal’s (BMJ) first ‘Spotlight’ segment highlights the need for society’s attitudes towards dying, death and bereavement to change if we are to achieve a good death for all.
14 September 2010
“A Party for Kath”, a five-minute film produced by the Dying Matters Coalition to demonstrate the benefits of greater openness around death and dying, has been shortlisted for ‘best video’ at this year’s IVCA Clarion Awards.
13 September 2010
These days, swift catastrophic illness is the exception; for most people, death comes only after long medical struggle with an incurable condition. In all such cases, death is certain, but the timing isn’t. How do you attend to the thoughts and concerns of the dying when medicine has made it almost impossible to be sure who the dying even are?
10 September 2010
Talking with The Times columnist, Matthew Parris, Jeremy Vine considers the significance of arriving just in time to say goodbye to a loved one.
7 September 2010
The Echo reports that death is being discussed frankly in Teeside thanks to an initiative designed to help people cope during a loved one's last days. Views on the inevitable rite of passage will be fed into Bereavement Information Packs being developed by NHS Tees.
1 September 2010
Primary care trusts spent just a quarter of the funds they were given to pay for end of life care on direct nursing provision to support patients dying at home.
24 August 2010
The Dying Matters Coalition and The National Council for Palliative Care and respond to the publication of the End of Life Care Strategy Second Annual Report.



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