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10 May 2021
Death, dying and bereavement are more prominent in the public consciousness than for a generation. The deaths of tens of thousands of people from COVID-19 has meant that we are collectively and...
15 April 2016
An innovative scheme is encouraging employers to take bereavement more seriously. The Compassionate Employers programme allows companies and organisations to gain a better understanding of how bereavement among staff can have long-lasting effects on productivity, morale and absenteeism, and how to introduce policies and good practice to support staff through loss.
24 March 2016
Organisations from West Yorkshire to Surrey have been honoured at the first palliative and end of life care awards organised by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), lead body of Dying Matters. The four winners were chosen from three shortlisted entries in each category, out of more than 50 nominations received.
9 March 2016
Magician Paul Daniels has died at home having been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour in February.
22 February 2016
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), lead organisation of Dying Matters, has revealed the shortlist for its first ever end of life care awards. Over 50 organisations entered one of more of the four categories, ranging from hospices and projects through to individuals and groups working or volunteering in end of life care.
11 January 2016
Whether you are a fan or not, it is hard to deny that David Bowie was a true artist. He didn’t just make music: he controlled every part of the process. That isn’t to say he did it all: one aspect of his genius lay in his ability to choose and mutually gain from his collaborators. This extended to the image he presented to the world, in clothing, make-up, video and live performance.
2 December 2015
Closer working between Hospice UK and Dying Matters' lead body, the National Council for Palliative Care, to improve end of life care.
12 November 2015
A new organisation which aims to provide guidance for healthcare professionals, patients and their carers on managing social media and other digital assets at the end of life has been launched.
6 October 2015
The UK is the best place in the world in which to die, according to a study comparing end of life care in 80 countries.
3 June 2015
Hackney’s Health and Wellbeing Board has committed to ensure that services for the dying, their families and carers in the east London borough are made as effective as possible.
21 May 2015
As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week (18-24 May), people across Wales are being urged to talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement and not to leave it too late to make their end of life wishes known.



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