Daily News Roundup – 14 November 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Watford’s Peace Hospice reveals new look and changes name to Peace Hospice Care

Watford Observer

The Peace Hospice has changed its name to Peace Hospice Care and launched a new logo.

Family of devout Muslim in minimally conscious state lose right-to-life case

The Guardian

The family of an elderly devout Muslim who is in a minimally conscious state have lost their legal bid to prolong his life. They argued that the 72-year-old man would regard his suffering as bringing him closer to God.

Patients to be given ‘fundamental right’ to personal health budgets


Patients will be given even greater rights to receive a personal health budget from October next year, after a government minister claimed that the current plans do not go far enough to support patients.

NICE to start work on safe staffing guideline

Nursing Times

The first government backed guidance on nurse staffing levels for acute adult in-patient wards is expected to be ready by next summer.

Elderly ‘face £150,000 care bill before hitting cap’

BBC News

Elderly people face paying £150,000 for residential care before they hit the cap on care costs in England, an analysis by Labour suggests.

CCGs told to work together as ‘too small’ for major change


Most clinical commissioning groups will be expected to come together to draw up their critical long term service change strategies across larger patches approved by NHS England.

Nick Hurd: employers need to get their talented staff on charity boards

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

The minister for civil society, Nick Hurd, explains why bosses should encourage their employees to join charity trustee boards.

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