Daily News Roundup – 25 September 2013

Categories: In The Media.

The ‘Demographic Ticking Time Bomb’ Facing End of Life Care

Commissioning. GP

Jonathan Ellis, director of policy and advocacy, at Help the Hospices writes for the Commissioning.GP about the demographic ticking time bomb facing end of life care: 

“We are encouraging politicians to prepare now for these seismic demographic changes, to avert a future crisis in care for people at the end of life. We would like to see greater investment in improvements in end of life care across a wide range of settings including hospices, care at home, hospitals and care homes.”

Can Giving Patients Choice Be Cost-Effective for the NHS?

Huffington Post

Imelda Redmond, director of policy and public affairs at Marie Curie Cancer Care writes for the Huffington Post blog:

“Marie Curie believes politicians from all parties must start to take a longer term view when it comes to end of life care. We are urging all parties to invest in end of life care improvements across a range of settings, including hospices, at home, hospitals and in care homes.”

Ed Miliband says the charity sector is essential to tackling the UK’s most serious problems

Third Sector

The charity sector is essential to tackling some of the most serious problems in Britain, Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, has told a third sector reception at the party’s conference in Brighton.

Parky’s annual fundraiser brings children’s hospice a step nearer

Maidenhead Advertiser

 A cabaret evening run by Sir Michael Parkinson in aid of the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service charity has raised £92,000.

Damages for bereavement a ‘postcode lottery’ say lawyers

The Journal of the Law Society in Scotland

Bereaved people north of the border are treated more fairly than those in England and Wales when claiming damages for their loss, according to views expressed in a survey commissioned by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Hospitals fall short of standards on post mortem consent


Many hospital trusts in England and Wales fall short of standards for post mortem consent, a snapshot survey of practice published online in the Journal of Clinical Pathology says. 

A new dementia agenda

The Guardian

By 2050, millions of people in the UK are expected to be living with dementia, so how can we ensure those with the condition lead a better quality of life? ehospice also recently published an article which explored the role of hospices in dementia care. 

NHS employers make plea for a pay freeze to save jobs

The Telegraph

NHS trusts have called for a pay freeze for all staff this year, saying it would save the jobs of more than 15,000 nurses.

More than 1,800 charities are owed money by CharityGiving

Third Sector

More than 1,800 charities and good causes are owed money by the suspended online donations platform CharityGiving, which is run by the charity the Dove Trust.

Can charities benefit out business?

Nightingale House Hospice

North Wales businesses can boost their profiles while bucking the trend of falling donations, Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham says.

Hospice plans ‘centre of excellence’ to help train carers

Crew Chronicle

A  £500,000 ‘centre of excellence’ offering specialist training to people caring for the frail and elderly could be built near Sandbach. The centre is the brainchild of staff and fundraisers at St Luke’s Hospice, who want to replicate their model to help improve end-of-life care in the community.

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