Daily news roundup – 11 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

UK could learn from Jersey on end of life care

Jersey Evening Post
The UK can learn from Jersey’s collaborative system in providing specialist 24-7 end of life care, Jersey Hospice’s director of palliative care services has said.

‘You sit on a star’: Video of Luton kids talking about what happens when you die goes viral

Luton on Sunday
In less than 24-hours, a film produced by Keech Hospice Care has racked up more than 20,000 views across social media.

CQC to rate GP practices on end of life care

GP Online
End of life care will become an additional category that feeds into the overall rating each GP practice receives, under plans set out by the CQC.

Ombudsman: Patients sent home afraid and with little support

BBC News
NHS patients in England are being sent home from hospital afraid and with little support, an ombudsman report reveals.

NHS short of front-line staff after bad planning, say MPs

BBC News
Bad planning and cost-cutting have left the NHS in England short of vital front-line staff, MPs are warning.

Rest in pixels

Documentary on the recent explosion of ways in which to store, advance, digitise and personalise our own digital legacies. Features Lucy Watts and James Norris, founder of Dead Social and The Digital Legacy Association. 

Handling difficult conversations

General Medical Council
Dr Catherine Millington Sanders, GP and RCGP and Marie Curie national clinical end of life care champion, shares her experiences and top tips on having difficult conversations.

Why death cafes can be a dangerous idea

Nursing Times [Registration required]
Death cafes are a growing phenomenon. Ian Dewar, site chaplain at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, explains why they are a dangerous idea.

From across the ehospice editions:

International: WHO reports progress on implementing palliative care resolution ahead of 69th World Health Assembly

International edition: African palliative care medics tell the UN General Assembly: World must improve access to controlled medicines

Kenya edition: Angels amongst us

South Africa edition: Roy’s hospice heroes

USA edition: Study finds hospice use does not increase long stay nursing home decedents’ care costs