Daily News Roundup – 21 November 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Cancer patient Steve Evans on choosing palliative care

BBC News

Cancer patient Steve Evans tells the BBC that he has decided to stop all aggressive cancer treatment and move to palliative care.

Assisted Dying Bill takes a rest

BBC News

Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill won’t be debated this parliamentary session; but it’s in pole position for the new parliamentary year which beings in May.

Richmond Council and Princess Alice Hospice join forces for end of life care

Your Local Guardian

Princess Alice Hospice and Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group have launched a new pilot project to give people more choice about where they want to end their lives.

Lincs trust expands end of life care nursing team

Nursing Times

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Foundation Trust has announced plans to significantly expand the size of its community end of life care nursing team.

Government dithering over liver disease strategy, says charity

The Guardian

British Liver Trust says PM promised a strategy two years ago, and NHS funding changes risk reversing recent progress.

OECD study finds Britain’s cancer survival rates ‘unacceptable’

The Guardian

Britain’s cancer survival rates are lagging behind the rest of Europe and other major economies, an international health study has revealed.

Patient care and choice is at risk, say senior NHS figures

The Independent

NHS directors and board members, as well as those across the health sector, are concerned that patient care is deteriorating, that the NHS is worse equipped to deliver value-for-money, and that patient choice and satisfaction is going to get worse.

Providers set to challenge CCG tendering decisions in blow to integration agenda


Providers are increasingly looking to challenge CCGs’ tendering decisions on the basis they require integrated working, in a blow to the government’s moves to promote greater integration, experts have warned.

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