Daily News Roundup – 10 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

New ambitions unveiled for how care for the dying should be delivered at local level

Huffington Post
Jonathan Ellis, director of policy and advocacy at Hospice UK, on the new national framework, launched this week, which sets out the actions that local health, social care and community leaders need to take to ensure the delivery of high quality end of life care.

Full health record access for pharmacists ‘would reduce palliative care delays’

Pharmaceutical Journal
Community pharmacists should be given read and write access to the health records of palliative care patients to reduce delays in receiving medicines, according to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scotland.

Charity boss dismisses reports that St Austell hospice is at risk of closure

Cornish Guardian
The chief executive of Cornwall Hospice Care has rubbished reports that Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell is at risk of closure.

I’m sorry, Doc… did you say ‘no treatment’?

EAPC blog
Dr Neel Bhuva, a senior registrar in clinical oncology in London, on his study into whether palliative whole brain radiotherapy in lung cancer makes a difference.

Celebrating 40 years of Macmillan nurses

Belfast Newsletter
As Macmillan Cancer Support marks 40 years of their Macmillan Nurses, Laura McMullan talks to one of them, Annette Mawhinney, on why she decided to dedicate her life to caring for others.

Ahead of tomorrow’s House of Commons debate on the Assisted Dying Bill, we roundup some of the press coverage surrounding the issue:

Why I want to give the terminally-ill the right to die (Daily Mirror)

We need better palliative care, not assisted dying (The Guardian)

Justin Welby: MPs must not take risks with the lives of vulnerable people (Evening Standard)

In a culture that abuses its elders, this assisted dying bill would be a disaster (The Guardian)

From across ehospice editions:

Building death awareness through card games at the Mall

Experiencing the journey of a home-based carer

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