Daily News Roundup – 1 February 2013

Categories: In The Media.

How ‘gold standard’ training can help staff deliver better end of life care

Community Care

Training in the Gold Standard Framework can help care homes improve quality of life for residents nearing the end of life and reduce hospitalisation argues Jane Berg, of Princess Alice Hospice in Surrey.

Assisted suicide: GMC signals doctors safe to provide medical records to Dignitas patients

The Telegraph 

Doctors will be able to provide medical records to patients who want them to travel abroad for an assisted suicide without being struck off, new guidelines make clear for the first time.

NHS rationing body refuses drug for women with advanced ovarian cancer

The Guardian 

Guidance from NICE says potential benefits of Avastin do not outweigh very high cost of drug, so cannot be recommended.

Health Minister visits James Paget Hospital and planned East Coast Hospice site

Eastern Daily Press

Health Minister Norman Lamb visited the James Paget University Hospital and the future East Coast Hospice site to hear how the borough will cope with growing healthcare pressures.

Ryder Cup hero Paul backs our hospice appeal

Glasgow Evening Times

Ryder Cup hero Paul Lawrie is guest of honour at a fundraising dinner for the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.

Cup Trust raised £176.5m in two years but gave only £55,000 to its causes

Third Sector 

Charity Commission says it was “not able to intervene as we could not conclude that the trustees have not complied with their duties.”

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