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BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 22 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1154

NHS to improve facilities for dying patients:A £1m (€1.26m; $1.95m) programme funded by the Department of Health and led by the King’s Fund will look at ways to improve how the NHS deals with dying patients and their families. Nurse-led teams in 19 NHS trusts and one prison will undertake a range of projects including having new palliative care beds, dedicated bereavement suites, and refurbishedmortuary viewing facilities.


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