Daily News Roundup – 27 November 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Suffolk: Backing given for controversial end of life care plans


Earlier this year the Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was criticised for giving out £50 bonuses to doctors’ surgeries every time a care home patient was signed up to the plans. But according to the CCG, 52% of patients are now dying in the place of their choice, thanks to the end of life plans.

Hospice boss quits

Isle of Wight County Press

Earl Mountbatten Hospice boss Tina Harris will leave in February to take on a new role developing healthcare services for children.

KissyPuppy Appeal’s Sophie Rolf loses tumour battle

BBC Hampshire & Isle of Wight

A six-year-old girl with an inoperable brain tumour, who inspired a fund-raising campaign for an Isle of Wight hospice, has died.

Ann Widdecome heads to Havens Hospices

The Enquirer

Former politician Ann Widdecombe met patients, nurses and volunteers at Havens Hospices as part of her visit to South Essex.

NHS wants ‘samaritan army’ to help elderly

The Telegraph

Health officials make an unprecedented appeal for 100,000 people to pledge to look in regularly on an elderly friend or neighbour as the weather turns cold.

The role of families in social care

The Guardian – social care network

Adult social services epitomise the values of a caring community – supporting us when we are at our most vulnerable. But funding cuts mean local governments can no longer meet the needs of local people. A new approach to social care has to be found.

Drop in funds available for National Lottery Good Causes

Civil Society

Camelot generated £864.1 million for its National Lottery Good Causes in the first half of this financial year, almost £90m less than the same period last year.

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