Daily News Roundup – 24 January 2014

Categories: In The Media.

The key to improved end of life care


Partnerships that work hold the key to improving care for patients approaching the end of their life, says Peter Nightingale, national clinical lead for end of life care for the Royal College of GPs and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

‘Palliative’ or ‘end of life’? Why it is important to say the right words

The Guardian

A new project aims to improve the communication between those who give palliative and end of life care are and those who receive it.

Research programme will help improve care

Marie Curie blog

Dr Sabine Best, Head of Research, on the annual Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Programme, which funds high-quality research with the potential to improve care for people with terminal illnesses.

New name as hospice aims to widen work with families

The Cumberland News and Star

Eden House Children’s Hospice in Carlisle is being rebranded as Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice.

TV star Noel Edmonds gives his backing to Bristol hospice

Bristol Post

Noel Edmonds visited St Peter’s Hospice in Brentry, when he met patients, staff and volunteers.

Sweet theme for hospice revamp

Blackpool Gazette

A major new phase of redevelopment at Blackpool’s Brian House children’s hospice involves redecorating the kitchen in the style of a traditional sweetshop.

Older cancer patients in UK ‘written off’, charity warns

BBC News

Some cancer patients are being “written off” as too old for treatment, a charity has warned.

Top tips: how to make a blog work for your charity

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

With over 1 million views under her belt, the digital officer at Mind shares her advice on maximising the power of blogging.

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