Daily News Roundup – 6 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

NHS vows better palliative care

Guide and Gazette
Palliative care services in Arbroath are due to be enhanced, according to a medical director with NHS Tayside.

Kelso charity aid for Margaret Kerr Unit

The Southern Reporter
A new charity shop in Kelso, ‘Charity for care’, will help fund the Margaret Kerr Unit at Borders General Hospital and palliative care in the wider Borders.

St Clare Hospice fundraisers need your vote to win match day collection at Chelsea’s premiership game against Burnley

Harlow Star
St Clare Hospice is in the running to hold a match day collection when Chelsea face Burnley at Stamford Bridge later this month.

Specialty of the month – palliative medicine

Royal College of Physicians Update
Dr Eleni Tsiompanou from Princess Alice Hospice was one two experts interviewed for this article on palliative medicine and the work of palliative physicians.

How community-based nursing in Scotland can ease pressure on the NHS

Marie Curie blog
Diana Hekerem, divisional business and service development manager for Scotland, on shifting resources from acute services out into the community.

Our end of life care manifesto

Sue Ryder blog
Preth Rao, head of policy and campaigns on Sue Ryder, outlines the five key pledges which the charity would like the main political parties to commit to.

How time banking is making a difference to patients’ lives

The Guardian healthcare network
“Time banks can make a difference in the care of those with long-term conditions. Why hasn’t the idea been more widely adopted?”

LinkedIn’s volunteer marketplace – what charities need to know

The Guardian – voluntary sector network
A quick guide to the professional network’s new tools that match charities with skilled volunteers and vice versa.

Bono leads star studded international line up for new Irish Hospice Foundation book, Sons+Fathers

ehospice International
Some of the world’s best known men, including President Bill Clinton, actor Gabriel Byrne and all of the members of rock group U2 are part of a special new Irish Hospice Foundation book celebrating the unique relationship between sons and fathers.

Hospice palliative care champion Sharon Carstairs accepts the Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada’s Excellence in Advocacy Award

ehospice Canada
The Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC) is pleased to award their third annual Award of Excellence in Advocacy to the Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C.

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