Daily News Roundup – 5 July 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice health check

Civil Society

Changes in NHS commissioning practices are causing uncertainty for hospices, says Jonathan Ellis from Help the Hospices.

Enabling patients to die where they wish with the best possible care – EAPC Early Researcher Award 2013


Barbara Gomes, research fellow at the Cicely Saunders Institute, was awarded joint 2nd prize of the EAPC Early Researcher Award 2013 for research which aims to enable patients with advanced illness to die where they wish.

Urgent need to address end of life care for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities

Marie Curie blog

Independent research by the Cicely Saunders Institute at King’s College London has found that end of life care is not meeting the needs of those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

Making sure right people are in the right beds at the right time

The Bristol Post

Julia di Castiglione, director of patient care at St Peter’s Hospice, decided she wanted to be a nurse when she was just four years old. Fifty years on, patient care is still at the forefront of her thoughts.

Elderly will be assigned local doctor who is personally responsible for their care, says Jeremy Hunt

The Independent

Every vulnerable elderly person will be assigned a local doctor or nurse who is personally responsible and accountable for their care, the health secretary Jeremy Hunt will announced.

IoF and NCVO in discussions about giving and fundraising almanac

Civil Society

The Institute of Fundraising and NCVO are in talks to develop a giving and fundraising almanac to strengthen and combine research into philanthropy and fundraising. 

Charities trial store cards

Third Force News

Charities are taking a lead from the big supermarkets and introducing loyalty cards to reward repeat customers and drum up much needed revenue.

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