The Sunday Telegraph
In a letter to The Sunday Telegraph, palliative care experts say it is ‘unacceptable’ that patients are not able to secure the right care round the clock.
The CQC warns that people with dementia are being ‘marginalised’ by staff and some hospices are refusing to look after them.
The Northern Echo
Herriot Hospice Homecare has had to reassess where it spends its cash and has elected to cease the provision of the end of life care, resulting in some redundancies.
The family of a Liverpool girl who became the inspiration for a children’s hospice will officially open the £11m offices of a flourishing Merseyside business this Thursday.
Yorkshire Evening Post
Dr Kate Granger, who has terminal cancer, was given the Special Achievement Award at the BMJ Awards in London.
“My aim as a doctor is to heal the sick but when I am unable, to prevent suffering,” writes Rohin Francis, a junior doctor.
BBC Radio 4
The multi award winning poet Professor Michael Symmons Roberts devotes his debut presenting Something Understood to an intense reflection on the subject of death, its mystery and inevitability.
End of life studies blog
David Clark has started work on his biography of Cicely Saunders: “The feeling is scary and at the same time exhilarating.”
General Medical Council blog
Dr Kirsty Boyd, a consultant in palliative medicine, talks about her experiences of speaking with patients and families about future care planning and what she has learned from her research and teaching about communication.