Daily News Roundup – 26 June 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Report highlights growing need to improve end of life care for minority ethnic groups

Health Canal

A report from the Cicely Saunders Institute highlights how the end of life care needs of BAME communities are varied, growing and, despite examples of good practice, overall not adequately met.

Hospice group issues beds warning

Belfast Telegraph

A new report by the Irish Hospice Foundation claims that three times as many hospice beds are needed in the country to meet demand.

EU heart deaths ‘halved since 1980s’

BBC News

Death rates from coronary heart disease have more than halved in almost all EU countries since the early 1980s, according to research from Oxford University.

Scottish doctors appeal for organ donors with new film campaign

Daily Record

The British Medical Association Scotland have launched a new campaign to encourage more people to become organ donors.

‘We must end the bureaucracy around personal budgets’

Community Care

Making resource allocation systems more simple and transparent is critical to the success of personalisation, say Martin Routledge and John Waters of In Control.

Government planning ‘radical changes’ to payroll giving

Third Sector

The government is considering “radical changes” to payroll giving in a bid to improve take-up of the scheme, but has ruled out making it mandatory for employers, according to Sajid Javid, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury.

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