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.
Although health professionals may tell patients when they are nearing the end of their lives, patients do not always absorb or want this information.
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 captain Nemanja Vidic and defender Rio Ferdinand delighted kids at Francis House Children’s Hospice.
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.
West Island Free Press
A specialist palliative care pharmacist service in Skye and Lochalsh has marked its first anniversary.
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.
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.
Heart and circulatory disease kills more than 82,000 women in the UK each year – compared with 79,000 men.