Daily News Roundup – 14 May 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Care of the dying ‘society’s litmus test’

BBC News

Prof Mayur Lakhani, chair of the Dying Matters Coalition, says most people would prefer to die at home – and that major changes are needed to allow people the death they want.

Right-to-die cases heard at Court of Appeal

BBC News

Two severely disabled men and a widow have taken their right-to-die cases to the Court of Appeal.

Peers clash over right-to-die ‘spin’

The Telegraph

One of Britain’s leading lawyers has accused Lord Falconer, the former Lord Chancellor, of indulging in “Orwellian spin” as he seeks to legalise assisted suicide.

Health and social care ‘join up’ plans unveiled

The Guardian

Minister announces proposals to integrate services by 2018 to stop people being passed around hospital and social care staff.

Elderly patients will get personal NHS worker to coordinate healthcare, pledges Jeremy Hunt

The Independent

Every vulnerable elderly person in England will have a personal NHS worker who will be responsible for co-ordinating all their health and care needs, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has promised.

Carers should be monitored for mental health problems, warn doctors

The Guardian

Royal College of General Practitioners recommends creating a register of UK carers to help 40% who experience depression

HMRC publishes new guidelines on charity shops’ gift aid

Civil Society

The HMRC has released guidelines outlining the new gift aid claiming process for charity shops.

Hospice launches insurance sales arm as new income stream to the sector

Civil Society

St Luke’s Hospice Cheshire has set up a new charity that will raise money for other charities by collecting commission from selling financial products.

Doors set to open on new £12 million Sunderland hospice

Sunderland Echo

St Benedict’s Hospice will relocate from Monkwearmouth Hospital to the new facility at St Benedict’s Way, Ryhope, next month.

St Oswald’s Hospice volunteers to try for hand jive world record

Chronicle Live

Fundraisers from St Oswald’s Hospice dressed as Pink Ladies from the hit film Grease ahead of a world record attempt at the biggest ever hand jive.

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