Daily News Roundup – 11 January 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Liverpool Care Pathway: Finding the best way to face our final days

The Telegraph

The implementation of the Liverpool Care Pathway must be handled with delicacy, says Fiona Bruce.

Terminally ill woman loses first Irish right-to-die case

Today Online

An Irish woman who is terminally ill with multiple sclerosis lost her battle for the lawful right to die in the first case of its kind to be brought in Ireland.

Use your pension to insure against long-term care costs, say ministers

The Guardian

Pensions minister Steve Webb promotes insurance ‘assistance’, in face of expected outcry over higher cap before state pays out.

Alzheimer’s Society volunteer drive draws 11,000 responses

Third Sector

Dementia Friends initiative will be launched fully next month, and the charity hopes that up to 6,000 volunteers will become Dementia Friends champions.

Cancer Research UK pulls Manchester Shine event due to falling participation

Civil Society

Cancer Research UK has pulled its Manchester Shine fundraising event for 2013 after attracting 2,000 fewer participants than it had planned for, and will instead hold one big event in London to be more cost-effective.

Prescribing art for older people

The Guardian – healthcare network

A programme developed with GP practices connects residents who may be frail or lonely through art workshops.

Nothing ‘Pointless’ about £2,500 win for hospice

Sussex Express

TV presenter and journalist Katie Derham has won a share of £2,500 to help an east Sussex charity of which she is patron. Katie teamed up with fellow newsreader Nicholas Owen on the celebrity version of BBC quiz show Pointless.

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