Daily News Roundup – 2 August 2013

Categories: In The Media.

The Liverpool care pathway: a cautionary tale


LCP’s fate should serve to warn us of the dangers of implementing tools that are not properly evidence based. Comment by Katherine E Sleeman, clinical lecturer in palliative medicine and Emily Collis, consultant in palliative medicine.

Andrew Marr’s wife hits out at stroke care

BBC News

The wife of the BBC journalist Andrew Marr has criticised the level of care available to people who have had a stroke, once they leave hospital.

NMC unveils plans to tighten up checks on overseas nurses

Nursing Times

Oversees nurses are set to face compulsory checks on competence and face-to-face checks on identity, under latest proposals from the UK’s nursing regulator.  

Draft standards for NI independent sector launched

Nursing Times

A consultation on minimum care standards for independent hospitals, clinics and hospices has been launched by Northern Ireland’s Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

Donating to charity should be as painless as ordering from Amazon

The Guardian

The confusing process of claiming Gift Aid hinders the often spontaneous nature of text donations and online giving.

Hospice campaigners declare victory in fight for hospice funding

Northamptonshire Telegraph

Campaigners say a huge public response has helped victory after securing written assurances stating there would be no cuts in funding to two county hospices.

Ayrshire Hospice chief exec gets start date

The Irvine Herald

Mandy Yule is currently the Director of Integrated Care and Partner Services with NHS Ayrshire & Arran, and will take up her new post on Monday 2 September.

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