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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...
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
The Local Government Association’s Public Health Funerals Survey 2010, released this week, has revealed a worrying increase in taxpayer-funded ‘pauper’s graves’. Last year, around 2,200 people were buried or cremated by councils across England and Wales, either because they died alone with no traceable family or friends, or because family and friends were unable or unwilling to pay for a funeral.
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.
6 August 2010
Author Grace Sheppard, who wrote, 'Living with Dying', a book about caring for her husband shortly before he died from cancer, has spoken about the taboos that surround death at NHS North West’s Dying Matters Week.
4 August 2010
Save the date: Next Dying Matters Awareness Raising Week scheduled for the week commencing 16th May 2011.
3 August 2010
A scheme to help dying people in North Somerset choose where they live their last breath has been launched.
3 August 2010
Jeanne Dennis, writing on, considers the role social media can play in destigmatising death, dying and bereavement.
3 August 2010
A second wave of NHS organisations has been given the go-ahead to become social enterprises under the government’s Right to Request scheme. The 15 projects to win approval cover a range of services including access to psychological therapies, improving end of life care and a number of children’s services.
30 July 2010
The film, made jointly with arts charity Rosetta Life, talks candidly to members of the Lambeth community about death, dying and end of life care planning. The film can be viewed in full by following the link below.



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