Mark Taubert, palliative care consultant at University Hospital Llandough and Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, blog about job satisfaction and talking about his job to people who don’t work in the field.
Marie Curie blog
Maneesha Sharma, project manager for the Social Investment in End of Life Care Initiative, blogs about the innovative health pilot project which aims to see whether social investment can be used to transform end of life care.
Terry Waite was guest of honour at a special lunch to mark the 25th anniversary of the East Cheshire Hospice where he is a patron.
Terminal illness support charity Hospiscare has announced its plans to build a state-of-the-art day hospice in Honiton.
This is Kent
Medway NHS Foundation Trust have produced a short film to encourage people to let loved ones and health professionals know their wishes for end of life care.
Localgiving.com, an online platform for giving to small charities and community groups, is to launch area-specific advertising campaigns to encourage viewers to donate to local charities.
Juliet Bouverie, director of services at Macmillan Cancer Support, argues that to remain influential, charities must successfully work in partnership with commissioning groups and health boards, while maintaining and championing the voice of local people and the communities they represent.
The government is to announce a review into 15-minute care visits to vulnerable elderly and disabled people following concerns that such appointments deprive people of their dignity and put unfair pressure on staff.
The Future’s Rosie recently won “best new blog” at the MAD (Mum and Dad) Blog awards. In it, Thomas Bachofner documents the progress of his two-year-old daughter, Rosie, who has Down’s Syndrome.