Daily News Roundup – 23 April 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Case study: Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Third Sector

This article examines the charity’s Dare to Bare campaign, which raised more than £10,000.

Star George Kavanagh kicks off work on new St Andrew’s Hospice in Grimsby

Grimsby Telegraph

Work has begun on the £6.5 million redevelopment of St Andrew’s Hospice, in Grimsby.

Rachael Addicott on end of life commissioning

The King’s Fund

Rachael Addicott, senior fellow at The King’s Fund, presents early findings from her research into effective commissioning of services at the end of life, along with case studies of innovation and best practice.

Provision for mental capacity in Assisted Dying Bill ‘not robust enough’

Health Canal

New research suggests that the Assisted Dying Bill for England and Wales is not robust enough in its definition of mental capacity, and therefore may not sufficiently protect patients.

Fighting words are rarer among British doctors

The New Old Age blog

“British public health leaders and medical practitioners are more apt to talk about the end of life as a ‘journey’ instead of a war, with ‘pathways’ and ‘steps’ instead of fights and weapons,” writes American Paula Span.

‘This is one hurdle too far’: Teenage cancer hero issues heartbreaking farewell on social media


Stephen Sutton, who charted his illness on social media while fundraising, has issued a heartbreaking farewell to his followers.

First home care company to fund Admiral nurse

Nursing Times

SweetTree Home Care Services is to become one of the first private home care providers to employ a dedicated Admiral Nurse to support families affected by dementia.

NHS England to rollout ‘6Cs’ nursing values to all health service staff

Nursing Times

Hospital porters, caterers, doctors and trust chief executives will be asked to embrace the 6Cs, under plans to extend the set of core nursing values to all staff working in the NHS in England.

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