The head of the NHS in England has backed calls for GPs to raise dementia diagnosis rates, urging GPs not to delay diagnosis because of a false perception ‘nothing can be done’.
Absence of acceptance of a chronic illness can lead to clinical improvements being delayed considerably. It can also lead to poorer adherence to the current and ongoing medical treatment.
Ascot, Windsor & Eton Express
The royal opening of the new £700,000 sanctuary at Thames Hospice in Hatch Lane took place yesterday, attended by leaders of the Anglican, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Hindu faiths from across Slough, South Bucks and the Royal Borough.
There were delighted youngsters at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) in Milton following a visit from children’s technology charity Lifelites with a new package of specialist technology.
Helen House, thought to be the world’s oldest children’s hospice, is to reopen following a major refurbishment. The Oxford-based hospice will be reopened by actor Tom Hollander after £1.5m of works were carried out.
When Ariel Sharon died in January this year, eight years after a stroke, he’d survived for longer than would probably be expected had he lived elsewhere in the world.
Charities that carry out investigative work or campaigning are able to use the ‘journalism exemption’ from the Data Protection Act, according to the latest guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Malcolm Payne, Honorary Professor, Kingston University/St George’s University of London, explains the background to his longer article that is published in the September/October issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care.