Daily News Roundup – 19 December 2012

Categories: In The Media.

How does red tape and over-regulation impact on hospice care? 

BBC Radio 4: Today (skip to 1:35:17)

Lord Howard of Lympne, chair of Help the Hospices, and Dr Ros Taylor, chief executive of the Hospice of St Francis, warn that the ethos of hospice care mustn’t be eroded by the burden of red tape and inappropriate regulation caused by the NHS reforms.

Hospice care ‘threatened by NHS reforms’

The Telegraph

Hospices should be allowed to get on with caring for dying patients with kindness and compassion but face being obstructed by a new layer of burdensome regulation, it was warned today. 

Britain drops to eighth position on the list of most generous countries

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

The World Giving Index shows British people are volunteering less and are less likely to help a stranger.

Men’s cancer risk ‘to climb to one in two’

BBC News

Men look set to have a one in two chance of developing cancer in their lifetime, UK experts predict. 

Norovirus cases are up by 80%

The Independent

Almost 880,000 people could have been affected by an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug, health officials said.

Hospice stalwart Margaret Ackroyd dies aged 89

York Press

One of the four founding members of St Leonard’s Hospice in York has died at the age of 89. 

Santa in flying visit to Leeds children’s hospice

Yorkshire Evening Post

Delighted children at a Martin House Children’s Hospice had a surprise visit from Santa Claus, who arrived in a helicopter.

New nurse led holistic lung cancer clinic

Nursing Times

Buckinghamshrie Healthcare NHS Trust is piloting a holistic nursing assessment clinic for patients with lung cancer, looking at their psychological and social needs.

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