Daily News Roundup – 24 June 2013

Categories: In The Media.

BMA to review DNR orders guidance 


The BMA is reviewing its guidance on resuscitating patients when their heart or breathing stops following high profile cases involving do not resuscitate (DNR) orders.

End of life care for people who are homeless

Marie Curie blog

Chloe Longmore, service design manager, writes about the charity’s partnership with St Mungo’s and the ‘End of life care for people who are homeless’ event held last week.

The day you fear: making life and death decisions for your spouse

The Guardian – comment is free

Gregg Ratliff writes about his wife, who has Lou Gehrig’s disease (also known as ALS), and making end of life care decisions.

Princess Beatrice says Forget Me Not Hospice will be ‘pinnacle of childcare’


Unveiling a sculpture at the official opening of Russell House, the princess praised the hospice, its staff, its children, their families, its volunteers and fundraisers.

Oh baby: The Saturdays join Prince Charles for Solihull Hospice opening

Birmingham Mail

HRH the Prince of Wales, a patron of Marie Curie, was joined by girl group The Saturdays, as he officially opened the new Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull.

£1.3m contract will help Prospect Hospice’s costs

Swindon Advertiser

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group has signed a contract with Prospect Hospice promising funding of almost £1.3 million for the year ahead.

Sophie’s £10,000 for hospice plan

County Press Online

The Earl Mountbatten Hospice can take its first steps towards introducing services for Isle of Wight children thanks to Sophie Rolf’s fund KissyPuppy.

Hospice wins award

Bedford Today

Bedford Daycare Hospice has been awarded with the Queen’s Award for voluntary service. 

CTG concerned about sector readiness for Charities Online

Civil Society

Charity Tax Group vice chairman Richard Bray has voiced concerns over the readiness of the sector for HMRC’s new online gift aid system Charities Online.

Government announcement on release of charity datasets is ‘inappropriate’, says CFG

Civil Society

Jane Tully, head of policy and public affairs at CFG, has criticised the government’s recent announcement on releasing data on charities’ spend in an open data format, as “opportunistic and inappropriate” in tone.

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