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Funeral costs investigation

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an in-depth market investigation into the funerals sector. Following publication of its interim report in November 2018, the CMA consulted on whether to progress to a market investigation. Having carefully considered...

NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS Long Term Plan sets out a range of ambitions for the NHS over the next ten years. It has been followed up with other key NHS documents such as the new GP contract, and guidance on social...

Dying Matters Week

This year’s Dying Matters Awareness Week runs 13-18 May 2019 with the theme Are We Ready? Bereavement care organisations can get involved through planning events, raising awareness and helping people to consider these questions and more… Are we ready...

A Connected Society

The government’s Loneliness Strategy is published today. The strategy highlights bereavement as a trigger for feelings of loneliness. As part of the strategy, the Prime Minister confirmed all GPs in England will be able to refer patients experiencing loneliness to...

Hospice Care Week

Hospice Care Week is an annual week of activity to raise the profile of hospice care across the UK. Each year we hold a week of celebration and action, which helps to change people’s perceptions of hospice care. Heart...

Death certification reform

The Government has responded to the consultation and set out its intentions to reform death certification. The purpose of the reforms is to improve engagement with bereaved people in the process of death certification and offer them an opportunity to...

Carers Week 2018 – Healthy and Connected

11-17 June is Carers Week. Across the country, many groups and associations are organising events to support carers to remain healthy and connected. Find out here what’s going on in your area . Caring can be deeply rewarding, bringing people...

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Dying Matters Week is here

Dying Matters Week runs 14-20 May with the theme #WhatCanYouDo? Hundreds of events will be taking place across the country, helping to open conversations about dying, death and bereavement. Check out the map for details of what’s on in...

Major new survey on suicide bereavement

The Support after Suicide Partnership and the University of Manchester have opened a new survey into the experiences of people bereaved and affected by suicide. Within three weeks of the survey’s launch, over 1,000 people have already taken part....