Daily News Roundup – 17 January 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Erdington hospice goes ‘paperless’ and gives staff laptops

Birmingham Mail

Staff working at the John Taylor Hospice, in Erdington, were given a laptop to take with them on home visits to record information. The scheme meant that clinical teams were able to work quickly and more efficiently.

Disabled people ‘could be forgotten’ amid social care reform

BBC News

Adults with disabilities in England are being deprived of basic care and support and are at risk of being forgotten in the wider reform of the social care system, campaigners say.

‘Compassion must be a central element of all nursing degree programmes’

Nursing Times

Patients should be confident that every nurse has the right attitude towards care, says Jan Quallington.

A bigger say in the NHS for patients

The Guardian – healthcare network

Greater patient involvement in the health service could lead to better quality care and more efficiency savings

A life worth living – with dementia

Public Service

With more and more people living with dementia, society needs to adopt a new set of values including acceptance, equal access, valuing people and allowing those with dementia to have a voice, delegates at Public Service Events’ Dementia – a National Crisis conference heard. Dr Theresa Baxter reports.

Personal budgets process ‘cuts productivity’, finds research

Community Care

Massive divergence between indicative personal budgets and final allocations shows self-directed support is adding bureaucracy to social work practice, finds paper.

Coronation Street star opens St David’s Hospice £1.3 million extension

North Wales Weekly

Actor William Roache, who plays Ken Barlow in Coronation Street, has opened a £1.3 million hospice extension.

Veteran hospice resident Charlie the cat dies

Clacton and Frinton Gazette

St Helena Hospice has announced the death of its longest serving resident. Charlie the cat had lived at the hospice since he arrived there in 1997, aged two. 

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