Daily News Roundup – 21 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

What I’m really thinking: the hospice worker

The Guardian

An anonymous story by a hospice worker.

Suffolk: GPs given cash bonuses for filling out controversial end of life plans


Health chiefs have defended a two-year pilot programme that saw doctors in Suffolk receive a cash bonus for putting patients on ‘end of life’ plans.

New hospice chiefs are confident for the future

North West Evening Mail

The new senior management duo at St Mary’s Hospice are confident it has a secure future.

A hospice is about a whole team

Blackpool Gazette

“A hospice is not about high-tech medical stuff, it’s about sitting alongside a person and being privileged to be there for them, to give them the help and support they might need,” says Julie Huttley, matron and clinical director at Trinity Hospice.

Do you care? Tackle the carers’ crisis

Macmillan Cancer Support blog

Blog about about Macmillan’s new campaign, and why it is calling on the government to ensure cancer carers are identified and get the support they need.

Fundraisers should get out of their comfort zones and experiment, conference hears

Third Sector

Fundraisers should “get out of their comfort zones” and experiment with new fundraising ideas, delegates at the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands were told.

As a power in the land, the voluntary sector has been defeated

The Guardian – voluntary sector network blog

Though there’s still a slim chance of it failing, Cameron’s lobbying bill has exposed the naivety of charities and their leaders.

Anger over government U-turn on 15-minute care visits

The Guardian

Charities, human rights bodies and the care industry have rounded on the government for a U-turn over its decision to let the health regulator hold councils to account for 15-minute care visits.

Hospitals told to investigate all patient complaints in spite of possible lawsuits

The Guardian

Hospitals will be banned from refusing to investigate complaints from patients harmed by poor care who may also sue for damages, after campaigners condemned the practice as an illegal and unfair denial of patients’ rights.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *