Daily News Roundup – 16 July 2013

Categories: In The Media.

What questions should we be asking about end of life preferences?

The Guardian – healthcare professionals network

The LCP was one element in a system that needs refocusing on how, rather than just where, people die – says Jo Salter, researcher at the thinktank Demos.

Scrapping Liverpool Care Pathway ‘must not leave patients in limbo’

GP Online

GP leaders warned that plans to scrap the scheme must not leave patients in limbo while an alternative is set up, and that it would be wrong to completely abandon a system that is in principle a ‘useful, evidence-based framework’.

‘Misused’ care pathway for dying patients to be abolished

Herald Scotland

The Scottish Government said the LCP review recommendations will be considered by its Living and Dying Well National Advisory Group.

Briton raises thousands for charity after Channel swim ends in tragedy

ITV News

A British woman has raised tens of thousands of pounds for Diabetes UK and Rainbows hospice for children after she died on Sunday while attempting to swim across the English Channel.

Development plan at hospice

Halifax Courier

Overgate Hospice has been awarded a grant to redevelop their reception area to give patients extra privacy and allow the hospice to create quiet areas for families.

Durham’s hospice looking to next 25 years

The Northern Echo

St Cuthbert’s Hospice wants to add three beds to its 10-bed inpatient unit, re-shape its day services, expand its education, research and training role and develop its community-based work.

National award for super St Rocco’s

This is Cheshire

St Rocco’s Hospice picked up the award for the most profitable retail operation for charities with between six and 10 shops at the Charity Retail Association Awards.

Report out today will highlight 13,000 needless deaths across 14 NHS hospital trusts

The Independent

Hospitals are preparing for tough criticism over the thousands of needless deaths that will be revealed in a major report released today.

HCA certificate plans could ‘pave the way’ for regulation

Nursing Times

Proposals to improve the training and status of healthcare assistants do not go far enough to protect the public, but could make regulation of the workforce easier in future.

Google launches program that aims to support UK non-profit organisations

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

New Google for Nonprofits program gives charities access to online collaboration tools, free advertising and advice.

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