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.
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.
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”.
‘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’.
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.
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.
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 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.