Daily News Roundup – 19 August 2013

Categories: In The Media.

The wider impact of NHS reforms is hindering hospices in the UK

European Association for Palliative Care

Jonathan Ellis, director of public policy and parliamentary affairs at Help the Hospices, explains how new healthcare reforms are having an adverse affect on hospices in the UK and what the charity recommends to ensure that the new structures work better for hospices and patients.

Chichester pair arrested over assisted death claim

BBC News

A man and a woman have been arrested over claims they could be planning to take a “vulnerable” pensioner to end his life at a clinic in Switzerland.

GPs warn of poorer care for older patients with service at ‘breaking point’

The Guardian

More than four in five GPs are concerned they will not be able to properly care for vulnerable older patients because they are struggling to cope with “spiralling workloads and dwindling resources”.

This column will change your life: don’t die without an action plan

The Guardian

‘The next time you’re struck by some insight into life’s true meaning, don’t worry about preserving the feeling. Reach for a pen and list two or three things you could do about it’.

Redistributing CCG funding could mean real terms cuts, NHS England warns

Health Service Journal

NHS England has acknowledged there is little scope for any redistribution of funding levels between clinical commissioning groups without real-terms cuts for some areas.

Charity tribunal guide published by National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Third Sector

Alison McKenna, principal judge of the charity tribunal, says the body provides a “swift and low cost” way of challenging the Charity Commission’s decisions.

New hospice boss looks to the future

Chelmsford Weekly News

The new chief executive of Farleigh Hospice has said the views of the charity’s users and supporters will be key in deciding how the organisation moves forward.

Skegness councillors call for GPs to begin commissioning the Butterfly Hospice

Skegness Standard

Skegness Town Council resolved has called upon the local GP clinical commissioning group to start using the Butterfly Hospice Trust’s palliative care facilities so the town’s terminally ill can die with dignity and comfort.

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