Daily News Roundup – 16 September 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Nurses too busy to speak to dying patients in their final hours

The Telegraph

Doctors and nurses are too busy to speak to dying patients on hospital wards while many of the terminally ill keep quiet because they don’t want to be a burden, a report warns.

Older gay people still experience prejudice from care staff

The Guardian – social care network

In some cases older LGBT people in sheltered housing and care homes have hidden their sexuality.

Competition guidance stalls amid lack of evidence of benefit to patients

Health Service Journal

NHS England has delayed the publication of its choice and competition framework amid a “paucity of evidence” of the benefit to patients.

Lamb calls for cross-party talks on NHS

Health Service Journal

Health minister Norman Lamb said the financial pressures on the NHS meant a “national conversation” was needed about how it could be sustainable over the coming years.

‘The problems posed by the lobbying bill are not completely solved’

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

Though government has said new lobbying rules will not apply to charities, the committee stage revealed some worrying attitudes.

Debate over tax relief means the climate for charity retail has turned chilly

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

Proposals from the Welsh Assembly government could cut charity incomes by driving charity shops out of town.

An artistic way to grieve with Farleigh’s Hospice

The Enquirer

Bereaved children came together to showcase their latest art project at a local hospice this week.

A Christmas greeting from hospice

Isle of Man Today

Hospice Isle of Man is going to try to raise money before Christmas with its own e-Christmas card.

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