Daily News Roundup – 17 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Mark Taubert: Palliative care—a ‘depressing’ specialty?

BMJ Blog

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.

Can social investment fill the end of life care funding gap?

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 delivers East Cheshire Hospice talk

Macclesfield Express

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.

New day hospice coming to Honiton in 2014

Midweek Herald

Terminal illness support charity Hospiscare has announced its plans to build a state-of-the-art day hospice in Honiton.

Film to help fulfil dying wishes

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.

Targeted TV ads to encourage giving to local charities

Civil Society

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. 

NHS reforms are posing a difficult challenge for health campaigners

The Guardian

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.

Care minister orders review over 15-minute home visits

The Guardian

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.

Why I write my Down’s Syndrome dad blog

BBC News

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.

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