Daily News Roundup – 30 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Unpaid cancer carers save taxpayers £219m a year – but how long can it carry on?

Daily Mirror
Health experts warn the UK’s increasingly ageing population will mean there will be fewer unpaid carers able to meet the demand in future.

GP surgeries build up network to support end of life care

Three GP surgeries in Derry have joined forces with a hospice to trial a £70,000 ‘compassionate community’ project, which involves building up a network of volunteers to help people needing end of life care or palliative care.

New sympathy cards are an inspired idea

Lancaster Guardian
Lancaster gift shop Arteria has become one of the first places in the country to stock bereavement cards with a difference from Inspired Goodbyes.

Saint Francis Hospice celebrates 31st anniversary

Romford Recorder
Saint Francis Hospice has supported those with life limiting illnesses for 31 years and has held a special service to mark its anniversary.

The Assisted Dying Bill would lead us down a dangerous road

Politics Home
Conservative backbencher Glyn Davies MP writes about his opposition Rob Marris MP’s Private Members’ Bill on Assisted Dying.

Here’s how the media have responded to yesterday’s news that NICE had published a draft end of life care guideline:

The Guardian view on the new guidelines for end of life care

The Guardian
A good death takes more than another new checklist. The methodical, airline-safety approach to surgery has no place when ministering to the dying.

How Mail killed death pathway: Box-ticking NHS staff turned killing patients into an industry, says top doctor

Daily Mail
The Liverpool Care Pathway caused NHS staff to take an ‘industrialised approach’ to the treatment of dying patients, says Professor Rob George, president of the Association of Palliative Medicine.

End of life guidelines revised after Scots rethink

The Scotsman
Greater clarity on end of life care has been hailed by campaigners as new health guidance was published calling for decisions on the care of dying patients to be made by multiple health experts rather than one doctor.

A good death: Can guidelines really help?

BBC News
Dealing with death is never easy. But for the relatives, friends, doctors and nurses caring for the half a million people who die in England each year it is an inevitability of life that has to be faced.

From across ehospice editions:

“I miss them more than I can say” – Tomás’s story

Exploring demand for palliative care services on NSW mid-north coast

Three-fold increase in Irish children with a life-limiting condition

Palliative care training for Malindi stakeholders

PCHETA introduced in House of Representatives

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