Daily News Roundup – 13 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

What does quality really mean in hospice care?

The Huffington Post
Blog by Jonathan Ellis, director of policy and advocacy at Hospice UK.

Elderly given power to decide where to die

The Telegraph
A government consultation document sets out plans to give patients more powers to plan and make decisions about their end of life care.

First hospice is 65 years young

Scottish Catholic Observer
St Margaret of Scotland Hospice was opened by the Sisters of Charity as a house in Millbrae Crescent, Clydebank, in 1950.

‘Chronic underfunding’ of social care increases burden on NHS, say GPs

The Guardian
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.

Cancer care in England has lost momentum, say MPs

BBC News
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.

Willis: New senior HCA role would ‘bridge gap’ to registered nursing

Nursing Times
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: The man who poked fun at Death – and won

The Independent
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.