Daily News Roundup – 31 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Improving care in the last days of life

NHS England blog

Bee Wee, NHS England’s national clinical director for end of life care, explains the importance of getting feedback to suggested new proposals for caring for the dying.

CME Medical helps healthcare professionals to gain confidence in end of life and palliative care

News Medical

Highly sophisticated mannequins – which can talk and simulate signs and symptoms of advanced illness – are being used in a pioneering and unique end of life care training programme in Birmingham.

Widening access at the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care blog

The Culturally Sensitive Project was established at the hospice to address the discrepancy between the numbers of people from ethnic minorities requesting help from the hospice compared to numbers of people in the hospice’s catchment area from an ethnic minority.

New drop-in launched at centre

Fenland Citizen

People living with cancer or life limiting illnesses in Wisbech can get free, confidential benefits advice with the launch of a new drop-in service at the Macmillan and Hudson Palliative Care Unit, North Cambs Hospital, Wisbech.

Supreme court backs hospital’s treatment decision for Liverpool man

Liverpool Echo

The Supreme Court has ruled that appeal judges were right to allow doctors to withhold treatment from a ‘gravely ill’ guitarist from Liverpool.

GPC ‘to agree to named clinician role in return for reduction in QOF targets’ as contract deal nears


The GPC and NHS England are moving towards a negotiated deal for next year’s contract which could see a cut in QOF workload in exchange for GPs taking on 24-hour ‘named clinician’ responsibility for vulnerable elderly patients, Pulse has learned.

PASC to examine charity chief executive pay 

Civil Society

The issue of charity chief executive pay is to be examined by a committee of influential MPs, which includes two politicians who have already been publicly critical of charity executive pay.

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