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.
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
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.
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.
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.