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.
The Guardian – healthcare professionals network
International best practice suggests successful, patient-focused integrated health and care systems share 11 common features.
A survey of NHS bosses shows ‘large parts of NHS are losing their grip on finances and waiting times’, Labour says
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 their chairs and board members, according to a report published by Acevo.
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.
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.