Daily News Roundup – 11 December 2012

Categories: In The Media.

A good death – the role of local government at the end of life

The Guardian, local government network

Six in 10 councils know that their current arrangements for end of life will not be sufficient to meet future demand.

Getting it right for dementia patients

BBC News

Much has been made of the poor care the elderly can sometimes experience at the hands of hospitals in the NHS.

New guide launched for carers to help people with dementia in pain or distress


A new guide has been launched for carers of people with dementia giving advice on how to help with pain and distress.

Quartet is a template for care homes, says Sir Ronald Harwood

The Telegraph

Ronald Harwood, the writer of a new film set in a care home, says Britain could do a lot more to care for its elderly.

First GP-led clinical commissioning groups approved

The Guardian

CCGs will replace primary care trusts and take control of NHS budgets in England from 1 April.

Hospice volunteer honoured

The Jewish Chronicle

An Essex woman who has helped out at Romford’s Saint Francis Hospice for a quarter-of-a-century has won a Volunteer of the Year award.

Cycling Santas raise sackful of hospice cash

Worcester News

It was not so much jingle bells as bicycle bells when a sea of santas took to their bikes to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice.

West Cumbria charity chief takes up new role

Times and Star

A leading member of staff will leave Cumbria Community Foundation next month to take up a new post with Hospice at Home West Cumbria.

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