Daily News Roundup – 2 September 2013

Categories: In The Media.

There should be no expectation that GPs give personal numbers to dying patients


Dr Peter Nightingale, end of life care clinical lead at Royal College of General Practitioners, argues that GPs can best provide quality care if their own work-life balance is healthy.

End of life patients hospital time cut by one day

The Scotsman

Efforts to ensure patients spend less time in hospital towards the end of their lives have resulted in them enjoying just one more day at home in their final six months over the last five years, statistics show.

Six CSUs form ‘leading edge’ partnership

Health Service Journal 

Six NHS commissioning support units across the country are forming a “strategic alliance” known as the the Elis group, with the aim of working jointly on major contracts and developing services.

Older people should be supported to carry on living at home

The Guardian

The UK care sector, buckling under the weight of our rapidly ageing population, is driving many older people into residential care before it is absolutely necessary.

Two-thirds of nurses have considered resigning, says survey

The Guardian

Almost two-thirds of nurses have considered quitting their jobs in the last 12 months because they are so stressed, an RCN survey has found.

Firm pledges to back hospice for coming year

Northamptonshire Telegraph

A town’s biggest employer is to partner a charity which provides a vital service for the community. RS Components in Corby is supporting Lakelands Hospice for the coming year.

Council makes £110k pledge to NI Hospice

Newtownabbey Times

Newtownabbey Borough Council has pledged more than £100,000 towards the Northern Ireland Hospice redevelopment project.

Professor Geoffrey Warren Hanks  (1946-2013): An appreciation of his contribution to Palliative Medicine

Palliative Medicine 

Professor Hanks was the editor in chief of Palliative Medicine from 2001 until 2011, advancing the circulation of the journal as the official Journal of the European Association for Palliative Care and of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland.

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