End of life charities merge

Hospice UK and the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) – which leads the Dying Matters coalition – have completed their merger.

Both organisations now come under the Hospice UK name. Dying Matters, a coalition of 30,000 members across England and Wales aiming to bring more openness to discussions around death, dying, bereavement and end of life planning, is set to continue after the merger.

Ilora Finlay, Hospice UK Vice-President and outgoing NCPC chair, said: “By coming together, we will continue to provide a clear vision and an even stronger voice for end-of-life care everywhere, because the most important person in end-of-life care is the person with the life-limiting condition and their family.

“Dying Matters has opened up a national conversation about death and dying.

“The voice of the person will be strengthened and broadened through direct communication with those providing care; together we are stronger as we take this vital work forward.”

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