Daily News Roundup – 10 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Lib Dem care minister Norman Lamb backs moves to legalise assisted suicide

The Guardian

The care minister Norman Lamb has said he is in favour of allowing euthanasia for terminally ill adults, after it emerged the government would give MPs a free vote on Lord Falconer’s assisted suicide bill.

Should patients always be made aware they are nearing end of life?

Nursing Times

Although health professionals may tell patients when they are nearing the end of their lives, patients do not always absorb or want this information.

Single £1.25m donation for hospice appeal

Inverness Courier

Multi-million pound plans to expand the Highland Hospice have been given a massive boost by a businessman who lost his wife to cancer.

Manchester United stars visit children’s hospice

ITV News

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic and defender Rio Ferdinand delighted kids at Francis House Children’s Hospice.

Leigh MP Andy Burnham determined to beat Ed Balls in London Marathon

The Bolton News

Leigh MP Andy Burnham (who is raising money for Wigan and Leigh Hospice) is determined to finish ahead of the Shadow Chancellor when he takes on the London Marathon for the first time in April.

First anniversary of palliative care pharmacy service

West Island Free Press

A specialist palliative care pharmacist service in Skye and Lochalsh has marked its first anniversary.

NHS invites bids for Staffordshire outsourcing deals worth £1.2bn

Financial Times

Companies have been invited to bid for £1.2 billion in contracts to provide cancer and end of life treatment for children and adults across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent.

Connecting with commissioners on Twitter

Marie Curie blog

On Friday 14 February, Dr Peter Nightingale, Marie Curie’s and the Royal College of GPs National End of Life Lead, hosted at Twitter chat on partnership working.

Why more women die from heart disease than men

BBC News

Heart and circulatory disease kills more than 82,000 women in the UK each year – compared with 79,000 men.

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