Daily news roundup – 1 July 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Doctors and nurses should cuddle and comfort dying children, says Nice guidance

The Telegraph
Doctors and nurses should not be afraid to cuddle and comfort dying children new draft guidance from the NHS watchdog has said.

Improving end of life care ‘a challenge’

Manx Radio
Margaret Simpson, outgoing chief executive of Hospice Isle of Man, says much more could be done for those living out their final days.

Runcorn hospice graded ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ features by CQC

Liverpool Echo
The Care Quality Commission praised Halton Haven Hospice across the board after it carried out an unannounced inspection over three days in March.

John Taylor Hospice shortlisted in national business awards

Social Enterprise Mark
Social Enterprise Gold Mark holder John Taylor Hospice has been named as one of six social enterprises among the national finalists of the UK Private Business Awards.

Marie Curie backs training initiative

Midlothian Advertiser
Lothian social care teams have been undertaking a new Marie Curie palliative training programme in a partnership with the local authorities.

Central College signs up to charter aimed at helping people who become terminally ill at work

Nottingham Post
Central College Nottingham has become the first college in the country to sign up to a new charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work.

CQC analysis reveals how GP practices have secured top ratings

GP Online
Practices with longer opening hours, more GPs and better palliative care are more likely to secure higher CQC ratings, an analysis of ratings carried out by the watchdog has revealed.

Inner light: curating art and therapy at the end of life

End of life studies blog
What challenges are there in exhibiting art which has used to help terminally ill patients and their relatives? Nadia Collette, art therapist and curator of Inner Light, talks about the project which resulted in an exhibition in Barcelona in the first half of 2016. 

From across the ehospice editions:

Ireland edition: Adviceline for those living with lung disease COPD launched

Kenya edition: Pain free initiative training

USA edition: Offering ‘virtual’ spiritual care