Guest editors Gunn Grande and Sheila Payne introduce a special issue of Palliative Medicine on family carers, which considers ‘family’ in the broadest sense, including relatives, friends and neighbours.
GPs should take on the role of ‘named clinician’ for end of life care, and as ‘particularly good practice’ should provide personal contact numbers to dying patients and their relatives to ensure they are reachable out-of-hours, the independent review of the LCP suggests.
A new hospice service is on the verge of being set up to help terminally-ill people in Ceredigion following the collapse of the Beacon of Hope charity.
Kemp Hospice has appointed Terry Osbourn as chief executive. Mr Osbourn will be doing an internal review of Kemp Hospice and a full strategic review of its services.
A representative from the Charity Commission has said that she expects that charities involved with the suspended fundraising portal CharityGiving could lose even more than the £250,000 first estimated.
A study in the Lancet reveals a smaller proportion of older people living in Britain now have the condition than experts had predicted.
After an inquiry into higher mortality rates in 14 hospital trusts across England publishes its findings, The Guardian asks what constitutes a ‘higher’ death rate and what the causes might be.