Daily News Roundup – 26 November 2012

Categories: In The Media.

My mother and dementia

The Sunday Times

Richard Girling writes about his mother, who was among the 800,000 people in Britain who suffer from dementia. 

Nursing home health care ‘worse than in jail’

The Telegraph

Older people are being ‘written off’ by the NHS and unnecessarily sent to nursing homes where they receive healthcare that is ‘probably worse than in prison’, a leading government health adviser has admitted. 

Secret Scottish NHS incident reports released

BBC News

Hundreds of previously secret NHS reports into serious incidents, including 105 deaths, have been published by BBC Scotland.

There are two worlds in the NHS – policy and practicality

The Guardian, healthcare network

‘Patient from hell’ Dick Vinegar discusses the two sides of the NHS.

Why are stats telling us volunteering is waning?

Civil Society

Recent figures showed that the Olympics hasn’t been as successful as hoped in encouraging volunteers to step up. Dan Thompson questions the methodology.

Media doctor’s hospice appeal

This is Gloucestershire

TV doctor Dr Mark Porter is calling on people to support a Christmas appeal to raise needed funds for Cotswold Care Hospice.

Teenager with cerebral palsy chosen to switch on East Lancashire Hospice Christmas lights

Lancashire Telegraph

Lewis Baker-Vose, who has raised almost £1,000 for the hospice in the past four years in memory of his grandmother Ruth Baker, will switch on the hospice lights at a service on the same day as his 16th birthday. 

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