Daily News Roundup – 13 August 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Liz Bryan: ‘The Liverpool Care Pathway failed because it oversimplified care of the dying’

Nursing Times

End of life care is an art and adequate training is needed to deliver it, says Liz Bryan, lecturer practitioner in palliative care at King’s College London’s Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery and St Christopher’s Hospice.

All set for the move into new St Wilfrid’s

Eastbourne Herald

Building work on the new St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Eastbourne is complete and the team is getting ready to unpack and move over patients in the coming months.

St Luke’s Hospice launches ‘inspirational’ DVD

Your Thurrock

In order to support people anxious about using hospice services and to inform healthcare professionals and the wider public about the support they can receive from the hospice, St Luke’s in Essex has launched a DVD.

Hospice chief executive retires

Essex County Standard

Janet Doghan, chief executive of Farleigh Hospice, has retired after 15 years in charge.

Macmillan Question Time – 11 September 2013

Macmillan Cancer Support blog

Macmillan are bringing together a panel of MPs, peers and health experts to answer questions about cancer care and services from patients and their carers, friends and relatives.

Commission and NCVO to create guidance for setting executive pay

Civil Society

The NCVO and Charity Commission are to work together to develop guidance for charities on how they should set executive pay following last week’s media scandal over pay at top charities.

Raise taxes to fund NHS, say patients

The Independent

Patients overwhelmingly believe that health and social care should be funded by the government, and more than half are willing to see taxes rise in order to pay for it, according to a new survey.

Hospital charities fight to raise funds as giving slows in austerity Britain

The Guardian – healthcare professionals network

Charities supporting hospitals are finding new ways to reach out to donors.

Shelter signs up first two charities to its street fundraising academy

Third Sector

Unicef and the medical charity Merlin have taken part in the training and others are about to do so.

Near-death experiences are ‘electrical surge in dying brain’

BBC News

A surge of electrical activity in the brain could be responsible for the vivid experiences described by near-death survivors, scientists report.

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