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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....

Death, Dying and Devolution

This policy brief reviews policy areas associated with death, dying and bereavement within the context of devolution. It focuses on the national and regional delegation of power, resources and authority across the UK and the implications of this for those...

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National Guidance on Learning from Deaths

This guidance aims to help standardise and improve the way acute, mental health and community Trusts identify, report, review, investigate and learn from deaths, and engage with bereaved families and carers. Published by:  National Quality Board

Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care

Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care

These ambitions set out a national framework for local action 2015-2020. They state that good end of life care includes bereavement and pre-bereavement care, including for those affected by deaths caused by sudden illness or trauma, including suicide. Support should...