Daily News Roundup – 2 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

South Gloucestershire hospice prepares for World Book Day

St Peter’s Hospice is taking part in World Book Day and encouraging others to get involved.

St Barnabas Hospice to ask Lincoln people to think about their own mortality

Lincolnshire Echo
St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice aims to create Lincoln’s biggest bucket list when it builds the ‘do before I die’ board later this year.

Carers gain 24/7 access to dementia patients with nurse-designed ‘passport’

Nursing Times [registration required]
Visiting hours restrictions have been lifted for carers of patients with dementia at a large trust in London, following the introduction of a “passport” designed by nurses.

Greater Manchester £6bn NHS budget devolution begins in April

BBC News
Greater Manchester will begin taking control of its health budget from April after a devolution agreement was signed by the Chancellor George Osborne.

Norman Lamb: Why we had to axe Lord Saatchi’s Bill and think again

The Telegraph
The health minister speaks out about the reasons for scrapping Lord Saatchi’s Medical Innovation Bill.

Postcards from the edge: our fascination with death

The Guardian
“Why are we so captivated by people writing about their own imminent death? It’s because we don’t believe in our own,” writes Eva Wiseman.

Tracking the hospice and palliative care blogosphere

ehospice International
This regular feature from ehospice tracks the thoughts and ideas of people from around the world writing about hospice, palliative care and related issues.

28 Feb 2015 is Rare Disease Day

ehospice International children’s edition
Saturday 28 February 2015 is Rare Disease Day, a day to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives.

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