Daily News Roundup – 28 April 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Artist’s impression released of how new hospice could look

Thurrock Gazette

An artist’s impression of the proposed new St Luke’s Hospice has been released.

Demelza children’s hospice defends opening charity shop in Tenterden

Kent Online

As it plans to open a new shop, Demelza children’s hospice has responded to concerns that there are too many charity outlets in the town.

Students get insight into hospice work

Telegraph & Argus

Sixteen Year 12 pupils recently visited a Marie Curie hospice and spent the afternoon with a team of professionals who are involved in caring for terminally-ill patients and supporting their families.

Having cancer is not a fight or a battle

The Guardian

Kate Granger asks why military language is used to describe cancer.

Doing things differently: Using data to commission high quality end of life care

Marie Curie blog

Dr Michael Cooke, Head of Analytics, writes: “There is currently a rare alignment of what terminally ill people want and what the health social care system needs. The challenge for commissioners and those working in end of life care is to seize this opportunity to redesign and rebalance it.”

Ours is ‘last generation to worry about dying from cancer’: top scientist

Irish Independent

A leading research scientist is confident the next generation will not have to “worry” about dying from cancer.

Millions more may be spent on training for HCAs and support staff

Nursing Times

Millions of pounds could be invested in the training and development of lower paid NHS staff to help them progress into nursing and other professional roles.

Which health charities have the most fundraising success?

Civil Society blog

A report published by consultancy nfpSynergy suggested that fundraising success for a medical charity was not linked to the number of people with the condition. David Ainsworth asks which factors do have an effect.

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