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26 March 2015
A new guide which prepares people for what to expect when someone is dying has today been published by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), the lead charity of Dying Matters.
18 March 2015
We're delighted to announce that the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), lead charity of Dying Matters, has been selected from more than 350 organisations to win a prestigious national award for supporting people at the end of life.
15 March 2015
The National Council for Palliative Care, lead charity of Dying Matters, is welcoming the recommendations of the Commons Health Select Committee report on end of life care.
26 February 2015
A new report, offering a blueprint for how greater choice in end of life can be achieved has today been published by a review board set up by Health Minister, Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP.
23 February 2015
Dying Matters has today welcomed a new government-led public awareness campaign to encourage people to plan for their and their families’ futures.
4 February 2015
Cancer Research UK has published findings showing that the lifetime risk of a cancer diagnosis has risen from 1-in-3 to 1-in-2.
16 January 2015
Identifying the best ways of providing care and support to terminally ill people, their families and carers outside of ‘working hours’ has been rated the top priority for the future of palliative and end of life care research, according to a new report launched this week
8 January 2015
NCPC and Public Health England (PHE) have announced details of eight Pathfinder communities who are taking up the opportunity to pioneer a public health approach to end of life care in England.
5 January 2015
We are absolutely delighted that Eve Richardson, who retired as Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care - the lead charity for Dying Matters - in March last year after 14 years at the helm, has been awarded an OBE in the New Years Honours list.
10 December 2014
Almost half of Britons (47%) say they would feel uncomfortable talking to someone who has been recently bereaved, and many bereaved people have experienced negative reactions to their grief, including people avoiding them and the loss of friendships, according to a new study released by the Dying Matters Coalition.
7 November 2014
Find Me Help, the UK's most comprehensive search tool for people in the last years of life, their carers, family and friends, has been launched as microsite.

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