Daily News Roundup – 29 January 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Achieve the gold standard in end of life care


A radical transformation is needed to meet the challenge of providing the right care at the right time for patients approaching the end of their lives, writes Professor Keri Thomas, national clinical lead at the Gold Standards Framework Centre.

Hospice staff sharing their end of life expertise with care home and other nurses

Living with dementia magazine

An education programme set up by St Christopher’s Hospice in London is helping hospice staff to share their expertise in end of life care with nurses in hospitals and other settings, including care homes.

New service from Keech

Luton Today

A new care package launched by Keech Hospice Care on Monday will enable end of life patients to remain in their own homes and reduce unplanned emergency admissions.

McFly’s Harry Judd pops in to Keech Hospice

Luton and Dunstable Express

Patients at Keech Hospice Care were delighted when McFly drummer Harry Judd arrived for a surprise visit at the weekend.

Millions in developing countries still denied access to palliative care

New Internationalist 

Blog by David Praill, Co-Chair of the World Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA) and Chief Executive of Help the Hospices, on the launch of the Global Atlas of Palliative Care.

‘We need to know how best to provide healthcare in care homes’

Nursing Times

There is no consensus on how services should be provided to care home residents, warns Claire Goodman.

Doctors to blame for increase in elderly patients taken to A&E, says National Care Association

The Telegraph

The rise in the number of elderly people taken to A&E has been blamed on variable out of hours care and GPs who are reluctant to visit patients in their homes after hours.

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