Daily News Roundup – 30 July 2014

Categories: In The Media.

£1.2bn Staffordshire procurement defended

Local Government Chronicle (subscription required)

Most cancer and end of life care services in Staffordshire are unlikely to change providers following a £1.2 billion contract procurement, one of the directors behind the commissioning process has said.

Nurse consultant joins London hospice in community role

Nursing Times

St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney has appointed its second nurse consultant to boost access to palliative care in community settings.

Remember a loved one at St Richard’s Hospice

Droitwich Spa Advertiser

Bereaved families in Droitwich are being invited to plant a wooden sunflower to remember their loved ones at St Richard’s Hospice this weekend.

North Devon Hospice nurse has high hopes for charity’s future

North Devon Journal

A nurse who has spent 20 years working for North Devon Hospice says she has never wanted to work anywhere else.

Campaigners claim support for assisted suicide

The Press and Journal

Campaigners fighting for assisted suicide to be legalised in Scotland have claimed a majority of people support the policy.

Marie Curie launches new five-year strategy to reach more people living with a terminal illness

Marie Curie blog

Chief Executive Dr Jane Collins on how Marie Curie plans respond to growing and changing demands for end of life care.

NHS Scotland: Early stage cancer detection rate rises

BBC News

The number of cancers detected at the earliest possible stage has risen in Scotland, according to new figures.

Annual heart disease death toll in Wales still tops 4,000

On Medica

The number of people diagnosed with coronary heart disease in Wales has fallen, but the disease still kills more than 4,300 people a year, and death rates vary considerably across the country.

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