Daily News Roundup – 1 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

St Catherine’s Hospice goes from strength to strength with new fundraising and marketing director

Crawley Happy Times

St Catherine’s Hospice has appointed Peter Jennings as its Fundraising and Marketing Director.

“It is a privilege to be part of a patient’s life”

The Sentinel

Nurse Clare Tittensor on being a Douglas Macmillan Hospice nurse.

End of life expert claims new framework permits use of controversial pathway

Nursing Times [subscription needed]

Clinicians are continuing to use the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway for end of life, despite a major review concluding it should be scrapped last year, reports the Nursing Times.

EPaCCS: electronic systems that help to improve patient care

Marie Curie blog

A recent snapshot of GPs views on the use of EPaCCS – electronic systems that enable the sharing of information on patients in the last years of life – further strengthens the evidence that awareness of these systems is low.

Painkillers: the opiates of the masses?

The Telegraph

The increasing use of powerful opioid drugs to manage chronic pain is leading to addiction and long-term harm. Should we keep taking the tablets?

Boy should be taken off life-support, rules judge

BBC News

A boy with irreversible brain damage should be taken off a life-support machine despite the objections of his parents, a High Court judge has ruled.

IoF calls for annual income cap on society lotteries to be raised from £10m to £100m

Civil Society

The Institute of Fundraising is calling for the annual income cap on society lotteries to be increased from £10 million to £100 million in response to an inquiry by the Culture Media and Sport Committee.

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