Experts from Ireland and abroad attended the country’s first major conference on children’s palliative care in Dublin at the weekend. Currently in Ireland, some 1,400 children are living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition.
Article about St Peter’s Hospice at Home service.
Manchester Evening News
Article about Francis Lodge, which provides respite for young adults with life-limiting illnesses at Francis House.
Irene Murphy and Orla Keegan, co-chairs of the European Association for Palliative Care Task Force on Bereavement Care, write about their research into this question.
The Sunday Times
Sir Terry Pratchett, the bestselling author who is suffering from dementia, has accused David Cameron of failing in his pledge to tackle the crisis caused by the disease.
NHS staff who do not take a routine flu vaccine this winter are putting frail patients’ lives at risk, a leading doctor has warned.
Civil Society blog
The Lobbying Bill has finally killed off whatever vision Cameron and Clegg had for a Big Society, says Ian Leggett.