Daily News Roundup – 10 December 2012

Categories: In The Media.

Funding and staff ‘cut’ for cancer networks

BBC News

Clinical networks which oversee the care of cancer, heart and stroke patients in the NHS have had their budgets and staff cut, figures show.

Care homes treat people like brutes, says Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel

Mail Online

Elderly and disabled people who live in care homes are treated like ‘brutes or malfunctioning machines’, Booker Prize-winning novelist Hilary Mantel has warned. 

Winterbourne View scandal prompts new care guidelines

The Guardian

Report warns that care sector risks slipping back into institutional culture typified by Victorian asylum system.

Can innovation really be the raison d’etre of every NHS employee?

The Guardian – healthcare network

The chief executive of the NHS wants to make innovation the core business of the health service, but there is still a long way to go, says our columnist Dick Vinegar

Nursing grievances

The Telegraph

Following Ann Clwyd’s moving speech this week, it has become impossible to ignore the compassion deficit in today’s NHS.

Medical royal colleges should not interfere with assisted dying debate, says Dr Gerada

The Telegraph

Dr Gerada, chairman of Royal College of GPs, said doctors had a right to hold a view on whether they should help someone to die but that opinion should not hold any more or less sway over the debate than the average person on the street.

More charities stop providing unpaid work placements as scheme is extended to sick and disabled

Civil Society

Scope is the latest charity to review its provision of unpaid work experience for benefit claimants, following the government’s decision to extend the policy to sick and disabled people from this week.

‘Life would be terrifying without St Luke’s Hospice nurses’

This is Plymouth

A mother-of-three with terminal cancer has said life would be “terrifying” without the help and support of her St Luke’s Hospice nurse.

Take Me Out style charity night for St Barnabas Hospice

This is Lincolnshire

St Barnabas Hospice is looking for 30 single ladies and 10 single guys from across Lincolnshire to take part in its own version of the cheeky ITV dating programme Take Me Out.

England rugby legend visits local hospice

Kensington and Chelsea Today

England rugby World Cup winning star Mike Catt dropped in to visit Trinity Hospice on Tuesday 4th December.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *