Daily News Roundup – 4 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Nurses central to primary care reform

Health Service Journal

Nurse training needs a “radical review” to meet the “urgent” need for professionals with the skills to care for patients with long term conditions, the new chief inspector of primary care has said.

Have your say on dementia care in Crawley

Crawley Observer

The Crawley NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is changing the way the NHS looks after people in the last years of their lives, with a focus on dementia and is inviting the public to help.

Donation sparks start of Princess Alice Hospice works

Your Local Guardian

A big donation from an anonymous benefactor has allowed Princess Alice Hospice to start £1m improvement works. The donation has been added to the £482,639 grant handed out by the Department of Health earlier this year and grants from trusts and foundations.

Hospice open day is a grand success

Loughborough Echo

Around 1,000 people visited Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People when it opened its doors to the public.

X Factor star Mary Byrne to perform at Curragh Hospice charity night

Leinster Leader

Mary Byrne, the singer from TV show, X-Factor, will perform at the next Gina Lavelle Walsh Memorial Fundraiser on Nollaig na mBan, Saturday, January 11, in aid of St Brigid’s Hospice in the Curragh.

Artist inspires teenage cancer patients to reflect openly on their illness

The Guardian

Fun with Cancer Patients, created by New Yorker Brian Lobel, enables young people to talk and think about the many ways the disease – and its treatment – has affected them

Delay pay rise until unions agree to contract reform says DH

Health Service Journal 

NHS staff should be denied any pay rise until an agreement is reached to renegotiate terms and conditions for more than 1.3 million workers, the Department of Health has said.

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