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13 August 2018
Entries are open to any Dying Matters registered events that took place in the month of May 2018, even if they didn’t occur during the Awareness Week (May 14-20). We'll be announcing winners...
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.
20 August 2010
If we think about it for more than five seconds at a time – and the actual time spent is presumably related to age and current state of health – most of us would surely choose to die peacefully and quietly at home in our own bed, with loved ones close by.
19 August 2010
Report gives national and regional information on where and how we die
17 August 2010
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has announced ‘end of life care’ as one of its nine new quality standards to be developed during 2010-11.
13 August 2010
There is increasing interest nationally and locally in raising public awareness about end of life issues, particularly around planning for the future with respect to care needs. Local PCT, NHS North Lancashire, has recently funded a research project to develop a locally appropriate peer education programme on end of life issues for older adults.
11 August 2010
Nurses must change their approach to end of life care for chronic disease, senior nurses have warned in response to research shared exclusively with Nursing Times. Patients with respiratory and cardiovascular diseases are significantly more likely to die in hospital than at home, compared with patients with cancer, according to the first report from the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network.
9 August 2010
Dying Matters, the 10,000 strong coalition working across England to raise awareness of dying, death and bereavement, has welcomed the latest Panorama investigation into the Will writing industry. Eve Richardson, Chief Executive of Dying Matters, has spoken out to remind the public that making a Will is vitally important.



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