Daily News Roundup – 1 February 2016

Categories: In The Media.

How GOSH is bringing hope to children with life-limiting illnesses

The Independent
Karen Attwood reports on the remarkable palliative care and support offered by Great Ormond Street’s Louis Dundas Centre – and goes on the road with Dr Finella Craig to meet the parents of three patients, past and present.

How discrimination impacts care for older LGBT people

Marie Curie blog
To mark lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history month, Dr Kathryn Almack shares findings from her study funded through the Marie Curie Research Grants Scheme on the experiences, needs and preferences of end of life care for older LGBT people.

Recognition for end of life care in north west Surrey

Eagle Radio
The Kent Sussex Academic Health Science Award for end of life care has been won by the ‘Coordinated, safe, integrated’ team, a collaboration of Princess Alice Hospice, Marie Curie, Virgin Care, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals and Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.

GPs defend decision to stop looking after care home residents

The Guardian
Family doctors say they are being stretched by government policies that are pushing patients who need specialist care back into the community.

Review of NHS drugs assessment ordered

BBC News
The review will look at how changes made to the Scottish Medicines Consortium process in 2014 have affected patient access to medicines for rare and end of life conditions.

When breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi review – thoughtful and poignant

The Guardian
A dying surgeon contemplates his mortality and his vocation in this moving, astute farewell, writes Henry Marsh.

European Association for Palliative Care and the Civil Society Forum on Drugs

EAPC blog
The EAPC has recently been involved in discussions within the EU in preparation for the upcoming United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem. Dr David Oliver explains the background and why it’s so important for the EAPC to be involved.

Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United to play Everton for England captain’s summer testimonial

Liverpool Echo
Rooney will give large chunk of money raised to Merseyside-based Alder Hey and Claire House Hospice.

From across ehospice editions:

Oyster Vermicelli with a side of spiritual care

Video series: Dementia and caregiving

Walking the talk

‘Moments of Life’ campaign a finalist in PR News Nonprofit Awards