Daily News Roundup – 24 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

New guidance emphasises need for training in ‘care after death’

Nursing Times
Updated guidance has been published for the wide range of health professionals who care for people just before and after death.

How the GSF is changing the face of death

Dying Matters blog
Professor Keri Thomas writes about how embracing mortality as a society can transform the care people receive when they are dying.

Prescriptions for strong opioids up 10% in one year

Pulse
An increase in GPs prescribing strong opioids could be due to practices increasingly working more closely with end of life care specialists.

Charities are still not sufficiently involved in local health decisions, finds Navca survey

Civil Society
Local health bodies’ engagement with the voluntary sector is too patchy according to Navca, with more than half the charities surveyed saying that they were not involved enough in the decision-making process.

Children’s charity helps make a difference to local children’s hospice

Cumbria Crack
Jigsaw, Cumbria’s children’s hospice, has been able to improve and develop the building with the support of a trust fund donation from the Thomas Cook Children’s Charity.

Leckhampton Court Hospice launches new hospice at home service

Sue Ryder
Leckhampton Court Hospice is delighted to be launching a new ‘hospice at home’ service, supporting people who are at the end of their life and their families across Gloucestershire.

Audience ‘engaged’ at St Luke’s Hospice hustings

Harrow Times
Harrow East candidates Bob Blackman, Uma Kumaran, Emma Wallace, Nana Assante and Ross Barlow attended the St Luke’s Hospice hustings event at Canons High School on Tuesday to put forward their parties’ promises.

Kate Jackson is keen to spread the word on palliative care

Third Sector
The editor of the international edition of the website ehospice wants to cover good practice from as much of the world as possible

From across ehospice editions:

Developing palliative care in Serbia, Malawi and Uganda – Dr Julia Downing speaks to ecancer

Brain scan research shows that babies feel pain much like adults do

“Transactional” federal budget falls short of real strategic action for seniors

Advancing palliative care provision through training