Daily News Roundup – 22 May 2015

Categories: In The Media.

CQC says GPs should be more involved in end of life care

Pulse Today
CQC’s chief inspector of primary care has indicated that GPs could ‘do better’ when dealing with end of life care.

Link between admission rate and disability at end of life

Nursing Times
A high number of hospital admissions in the last year of life is linked with increasing disability in older patients, which may influence palliative care discussions, according to a US study.

NHS Lanarkshire rapped for ‘unreasonable’ failings

NHS Lanarkshire has been forced to review its working practices after a catalogue of “unreasonable” failures in the end of life care of a 61-year-old man.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supporters urge funding protection for respite breaks

Huddersfield Daily Examiner
The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice team and supporters are among those calling for ring-fenced funding to be allocated to local councils to fund short breaks.

We all – every single one of us – need to talk about our dying

Daily Telegraph
The horrors within the Dying Without Dignity report should trigger renewed concerns and advice, says Joan Bakewell.

From across ehospice editions:

First ever side event on children’s palliative care at the World Health Assembly

The Uganda Cancer Institute launches the UCI- Fred Hutch Cancer Research Centre

EAPC Chief Executive Julie Ling writes about her new role at a time of change and opportunity

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