Daily News Roundup – 25 September 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Inquiry launched into ‘financial mismanagement’ at Hospice Aid UK

Civil Society

A statutory inquiry has been launched by the regulator into the possible “financial mismanagement” of the charity Hospice Aid UK. The charity has issued a statement indicating their intention to cooperate fully with the Charity Commission and stating that the trustees are “are grateful to the Commission for stressing that any inquiry ‘is not in itself a finding of wrongdoing’.”

Labour reveals goal to make care for older people ‘one service, one team, one person to call’


Labour has promised to integrate health and social care as part of a ‘new beginning’ for the NHS if it wins the next election.

Physicians Are Talking: Why Should We Assist in Suicide?


Legislation making its way through the United Kingdom’s House of Lords has drawn international attention to the issue of physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill adults.

Improving palliative care data collection: joint statement from PHE and NHS England


Joint statement from PHE and NHS England on plans for improving palliative care data. Working with the National Council for Palliative Care, Help the Hospices and the Cicely Saunders Institute.

Cancer patients want more help from family doctors

The Telegraph

One in three cancer patients say they are not getting enough support from their GPs, according to a national survey of 70,000 people with the disease.

Alzheimer patients feel emotion long after memory has faded

The Telegraph

Alzheimer’s patients continue to feel happy or sad long after they have forgotten watching an emotive film, a study shows.

Cancer survey highlights importance of specialist nurses for patients

Nursing Times

More than a third of cancer patients felt there were not enough nurses on duty to care for them in hospital, according to the latest national survey, which also highlights the importance of providing specialist nurses.

Here to help – Introducing our new Family Companion

Together for Short Lives

Leading UK charity for children’s palliative care, Together for Short Lives, today launches the third edition of its number one resource for families, the Family Companion.

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