Daily News Roundup – 10 December 2013

Categories: In The Media.

‘Approaching the end of life is not a health or social care event and requires a truly joined-up response’

Community Care

Joint assessments and care planning across health and social care can be crucial in helping people come to terms with approaching the end of life, says Tes Smith, social care programme manager at Macmillan Cancer Support.

Hospice founder wins Pride award

Newmarket Journal

Denise Whiffin, founder of The J’s Hospice, has been awarded the Ultimate Pride of Essex Award.

Just the job for Ardgowan Hospice

Greenock Telegraph

Teenagers taking part in Inverclyde’s version of BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’ have raised yet another stunning amount for Ardgowan Hospice.

Celebrating 25 years of the EAPC: My journey to the first EAPC Congress 1990


David Oliviere, former Director of Education and Training at St Christopher’s Hospice, and a former board member of the EAPC, continues a series of blog posts to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the EAPC

Aviva scraps 18-month terminal illness exclusion

FT Advisor

Aviva has scrapped an exclusion on its life insurance policies that prevented clients diagnosed with a terminal illness and given less than 12 months to live from claiming on a policy that had less than 18 months left to run.

Alternative approach devised for cancer patients referred to palliative treatment

Daily Express

The Care Oncology Clinic, a private clinic in London, will take a new approach to treating all late stage cancers by using everyday drugs which were originally designed to combat other conditions.

End postcode lottery of cancer care, say MPs

The Telegraph

Cancer care in the UK is a postcode lottery with regional divides leaving many people facing lengthy waits to be diagnosed and unable to access treatment, a new report has warned.

‘Staggering numbers’ of patients at risk because medical staff aren’t trained to use IV drips

The Independent

Patients are being put at risk in “staggering numbers” because doctors and nurses lack formal training in administering fluids through a drip, the healthcare standards body and patients groups have warned.

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