The Huffington Post
Blog by Jonathan Ellis, director of policy and advocacy at Hospice UK.
A government consultation document sets out plans to give patients more powers to plan and make decisions about their end of life care.
Scottish Catholic Observer
St Margaret of Scotland Hospice was opened by the Sisters of Charity as a house in Millbrae Crescent, Clydebank, in 1950.
A new poll of 830 doctors in England suggests service reduction sends desperate patients to A&E or keeps them in hospital longer than necessary.
The push to improve cancer services in England has “lost momentum” in the past two years and the NHS must adapt to cope with demand, says a report by a group of MPs.
The introduction of a new senior healthcare assistant role that could be formally introduced at Agenda for Change band 3 should be investigated by England’s national workforce planning body, according to major education and training review of care workers and nurses.
Terry Pratchett, who died this week aged 66 after a well-documented battle with Alzheimer’s, was poking fun at death long before he began campaigning for assisted suicide.