Daily News Roundup – 2 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Helping GPs identify more patients for palliative care planning

Marie Curie blog
One of the greatest challenges that family doctors face is identifying which of their patients has palliative care needs, write Bruce Mason and Scott Murray.

Loros at 30: How one woman’s determination helped hospice dream become a reality

Leicester Mercury
On this very day, 30 years ago, the keys were officially handed over and Loros was able to welcome the very first patient to its Groby Road Hospice.

The birth of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

End of Life Studies blog
Derek Doyle recalls how the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine came to be.

Hospice’s wartime hero

Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury
A Weston Hospicecare patient has said he is ‘delighted’ after receiving a medal and a letter of thanks from the Russian government for the role he played in World War Two.

The Script make dreams come true for six young patients from Northern Ireland Hospice

Six young Northern Ireland Hospice patients had a surprise in store when they got to spend quality time with the guys from The Script recently.

World record broken as pantomime animals line up at Newcastle Racecourse

Bank holiday fun saw 64 panto animals of every variety take part in a world record attempt at Newcastle Racecourse. The event was organised by veteran St Oswald’s Hospice fundraiser Paul Donaghy.

Ahead of the House of Commons debate on the Assisted Dying Bill on Friday 11 September, we roundup some of the press coverage surrounding the issue:

Parliament must reject assisted dying, and embrace better end of life care (Huffington Post)

Croydon MP Gavin Barwell: ‘I get more emails about assisted dying than any other issue’ (Croydon Advertiser)

From across ehospice editions:

Victorian Health Minister announces new end of life care framework

Special training on community-based palliative care from NHPCO and CSU Institute

Next #CPCDialog tweetchat on children’s palliative care: Wednesday 2 September

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