Daily News Roundup – 10 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

A day in the life of… a Marie Curie Hospice Research Facilitator

Marie Curie blog

By Dr Noleen McCorry, research facilitator at Marie Curie Hospice Belfast, Dr Anne Finucane, Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh, and Dr Kathy Armour, Marie Curie Hospice West Midlands.

Survey looks at how hospices use social media and smart technologies

UK Fundraising

Not-for-profit sector technology specialists Access Group are investigating how hospices use social media and smart technologies. They are inviting hospice fundraisers and communications staff to complete a survey.

Labour MPs claim lobbying bill being ‘rushed through Parliament’

Civil Society

Departing shadow charities minister Gareth Thomas has led criticism of the speed with which the lobbying bill is progressing through Parliament as well as the lack of consultation prior to its publication during debate in Westminster. 

Retired, enthusiastic and available: volunteering at 75

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

The number of elderly volunteers is rising, but are NGOs and charities investing enough time and resources to make the most of their experience and skills?

Adult social care “unfit for purpose” health experts warn

Health Canal

The adult social care system is “fundamentally broken” and “unfit for purpose” health experts warn amid calls for a radical shake-up for service provision.

Buy services from abroad to cut costs, regulator urges NHS

The Guardian

The NHS will have to open its doors to international health companies to tackle the long-term crisis in its finances, the health service’s economic regulator has cautioned.

Hospice Care Week

What is the role of hospices in the healthcare system?

The Guardian

John Hughes, medical director at Sue Ryder, writes about the misperceptions of hospices and argues that, now more than ever, there must be an increased focus on raising awareness of the options that are available to people diagnosed with life changing illness.

Suffolk: Living life in every moment at St Elizabeth Hospice

Ipswich Star

Lynne Mortimer challenged her preconceptions at St Elizabeth Hospice in Suffolk during Hospice Care Week and came away with a very different view of its work.

We are so lucky to have the hospice

Newmarket Journal

Patient Marion McFarlane talks about the support she has received through the staff at St Nicholas Hospice Care, which has helped her face even her darkest days.

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