Daily News Roundup – 21 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Hardly anyone wants to die in hospital. Let’s do something about it

The Spectator

Article by Michael Howard, Chair of Hospice UK, on the charity’s new national programme aimed at reducing the number of people dying unnecessarily in hospital.

Nursing team from Princess Alice Hospice enjoys final night at Nursing Times award

Surrey Comet

The Princess Alice Hospice night nursing team was one of eight finalists in the ‘team of the year’ category at the Nursing Times Awards.

Union J star named hospice patron

Newmarket Journal

Jaymi Hensley from boy band Union J has become a patron for Little Havens Hospice after making an emotional visit earlier this year.

Kate Granger recognised at HSJ Awards

HSJ [subscription needed]

Kate Granger, the consultant geriatrician and inspirational campaigner for patient compassion, has received a special recognition award at the 2014 HSJ Awards.

Psychology and palliative care services working together – on cultivating multi-disciplinary meetings and ensuring compassion in care

BMJ Blogs

Clinical psychologist Dr Katherine Regan shares her experiences working in close collaboration with a specialist palliative care team at Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff.

Clegg asked to commit to free social care at the end of life in general election manifesto

Yorkshire Post

Liberal Democrat MPs have urged leader Nick Clegg to include a commitment to free social care for those close to dying in the party’s general election manifesto.

The funeral music charts: which one would you pick?

The Telegraph

Pop songs, humour and sport themes sit alongside traditional hymns and classics, with Frank Sinatra’s My Way toppled off the top spot for the first time in more than a decade.