She chaired a meeting at St James’s Palace to discuss the work of her charity East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.
The NHS must provide routine services seven days a week in order to be “patient centred, compassionate and convenient”, Sir Bruce Keogh, the medical director, has said.
The Cabinet Office will invest about £36 million over the next two years in a programme designed to support volunteering and social action.
No professional nurse reading the Francis Report could fail to be concerned by the estimated number of unnecessary deaths in a place the public probably regarded as safe – and with nurses they thought they could trust.
Elderly people in Northern Ireland are given drugs such as tranquillisers and anti-dementia drugs at a much higher rate in care homes than when they are living in the community, a study has found.