Daily news roundup – 8 September 2016

Categories: In The Media.

End of life care is everyone’s business, says NHS England lead

NHS England
Professor Bee Wee, national clinical director for end of life care, told delegates at the Health and Care Innovation Expo that improving choice and quality of services for patients coming to the end of their lives is everyone’s business.

Marie Curie Companions at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital win Going the Extra Mile award

This is the West Country
A team of 25 volunteers who provide support for people nearing the end of their life has won an award for making a real difference to people’s lives.

Royal Trinity Hospice receives royal guest

PutneySW15
Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra visited Royal Trinity Hospice in Clapham and Trinity’s retail office.

Exhibition and silent auction to support the Hospice

On the Wight
The Art Cares exhibition will showcase original work from a dozen or so artists who will be donating one original piece of work for a silent auction in aid of The Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Support scheme ‘changing the lives’ of people with cancer in Glasgow

Glasgow Evening Times
The unique service ensures people in the city are automatically offered financial, emotional and practical support when they are diagnosed with cancer.

‘Postcode lottery’ revealed in NHS care

The Guardian
Patients with dementia, diabetes and learning disabilities are being let down by their local health services in many parts of England, new figures show.

How Star Trek helped me cope with the death of my sister

The Guardian
“From my 1980s schooldays, when geek culture was something to keep quiet, to now, as host of the official Star Trek podcast, the 50-year-old sci-fi classic has always been there for me.”