Clinical networks which oversee the care of cancer, heart and stroke patients in the NHS have had their budgets and staff cut, figures show.
Elderly and disabled people who live in care homes are treated like ‘brutes or malfunctioning machines’, Booker Prize-winning novelist Hilary Mantel has warned.
Report warns that care sector risks slipping back into institutional culture typified by Victorian asylum system.
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
Following Ann Clwyd’s moving speech this week, it has become impossible to ignore the compassion deficit in today’s NHS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kensington and Chelsea Today
England rugby World Cup winning star Mike Catt dropped in to visit Trinity Hospice on Tuesday 4th December.