Daily News Roundup – 10 September 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Jeremy Hunt calls for GPs to improve care for elderly

BBC News

Elderly people often feel there is no reliable alternative to hospital, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said, as he called for improved care from GPs.

Dementia campaign could lead to over-diagnosis, say experts

The Guardian

Two-thirds of people aged 80 or over could be diagnosed with dementia in future because doctors are subjecting patients to needless investigation for and potentially damaging treatment of the disease, according to experts writing in the British Medical Journal.

Is Dudley council setting out a new model for dementia care?

The Guardian

The local authority’s Dementia Gateway initiative is now supporting a large number of people to live well at home.

‘Remember a Charity’ calls for Brits to leave their legacy

Kensington and Chelsea Today

Veteran journalist and newsreader, Angela Rippon, is leading a new appeal to raise billions for charities across the UK, by encouraging more people to leave a gift to charity in their Will.

Weston Hospice care work highlighted at Burnham’s Princess Theatre

This is the West Country

A two-week exhibition to raise awareness of the work of Weston Hospice care is now underway at Burnham’s Princess Theatre and Arts Centre, with a talk and ‘meet the artists’ sessions scheduled for next week.

Case Study: Trinity Hospice

Third Sector

For its first telephone campaign to get supporters to sign up to make regular monthly gifts, clinical staff and volunteers from Trinity Hospice in Clapham, south London, took to the phones as part of a ‘telethon’.

Cutting edge tech for Shooting Star Hospice, Hampton

Your Local Guardian

State of the art technology has been donated to children at a Hampton hospice by Lifelites charity. A range of new gadgets including an art touch-screen, movement-sensor, iPads, and gaming consoles, have been installed at Shooting Star Chase in Hampton.

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