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The care and support that people receive at the time of their bereavement can affect the whole bereavement process. The Chief Medical Officer has highlighted the need for NHS Trusts to put in place systems, policies and practices to ensure they provide the best possible bereavement service for those whose loved ones have died in hospital. These pages provide information and advice to help the NHS develop or improve the services it provides for those who have been bereaved

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Links to advice and information on death and bereavement across all government departments: making a will, inheritance tax, and government assistance such as Funeral Payments and Bereavement Payments

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