Daily News Roundup – 18 September 2013

Categories: In The Media.

We don’t let animals suffer says Prof Stephen Hawking as he backs assisted suicide

The Telegraph

In an interview with the BBC, Prof Hawking, who has motor neurone disease, gave his backing to the legalisation of assisted suicide for the terminally ill.

Health and social care integration: how do we make it work?

The Guardian – healthcare professionals network

International best practice suggests successful, patient-focused integrated health and care systems share 11 common features.

NHS finances, A&E waiting times and bed shortages all worsening

The Guardian

A survey of NHS bosses shows ‘large parts of NHS are losing their grip on finances and waiting times’, Labour says

Most dementia carers given no information on key support issues

Community Care

More than half of carers are not given information by professionals on incontinence or legal issues such as power of attorney, finds research for Carers Trust.

Charities should introduce formal appraisal procedures for trustees, Acevo report urges

Third Sector

Charities should introduce formal appraisal procedures for their chairs and board members, according to a report published by Acevo.

Virtual gastric band hypnotherapy offered as fund-raiser for Butterwick Hospice

The Northern Echo

An innovative way to weight loss that involves people being hypnotised into believing their stomachs are smaller than they are, is being offered by a subsidiary company of Butterwick Hospice to help raise money for the charity.

£2m boost for Ellesmere Port hospice 

Chester Chronicle

A £2 million extension programme has been unveiled for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd. The two-storey construction will provide day care, offices, further clinical and outpatient areas, as well as training facilities for staff.

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