Daily News Roundup – 30 January 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Pendleside Hospice boss ‘delighted’ with new role

Lancashire Telegraph
Pendleside Hospice has appointed Helen McVey as chief executive. She was previously clinical services manager.

Funnyman Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown is lost for words at Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo
But Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown, real name Royston Vasey, was lost for words at Zoe’s Place, which he said has gone straight to the top of his fundraising list after an emotional visit to the baby hospice.

Hand-made quilt with 56 panels created to raise money for North Devon Hospice

North Devon Journal
A hand-made quilt made up of 56 hand-embroidered panels using 62 different silks has been created to raise money for the North Devon Hospice.

How digital transformation improved Marie Curie’s marketing strategy

Econsultancy blog
A look at how digital transformation has helped develop a “highly persuasive campaign.”

Why I left social work to set up my own care agency

The Guardian
“Managing a specialist homecare provider means I can properly support clients and make sure care staff are valued,” writes Lorraine Clarke.

Work starts on national training framework for nurses in community

Nursing Times
The country’s first national training framework for district and practice nurses is being drawn up in a bid to improve workforce planning and boost treatment in settings outside of hospitals.

A selection of stories from the international editions of ehospice today…

Palliative care advocacy at WHO Executive Board meeting

ehospice International edition
While palliative care is not on the agenda for this year’s WHO Executive Board meeting, there are many areas of follow up from last year’s historic Board meeting and World Health Assembly (WHA) that need to be addressed. Stephen Connor, WHPCA Senior Fellow, reports from Geneva.

Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance endorses Fact Sheet advising against scheduling of ketamine

ehospice International edition
The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance has added its voice to many international medical and human rights organisations endorsing the Fact Sheet on the Proposal to Discuss International Scheduling of Ketamine at the 58th Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND).

Survey identifies dementia research priorities

ehospice Australia
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) says that finding ways of prevention, improving diagnosis and better care are the top priorities for dementia research.