Daily News Roundup – 9 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

NHS and care services patients told to fight for their rights

BBC News

NHS and care services patients need to become more demanding and fight for their rights, Healthwatch England, says.

Warning over social care working conditions

Nursing Times

Elderly and disabled people who receive social care in their homes are “vulnerable to neglectful or abusive treatment” because of poor working conditions for care givers, a new report has warned.

JK Rowling’s MS clinic is officially opened at Edinburgh University

BBC News

The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic at the University of Edinburgh was opened by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal. The centre will look at finding treatments to slow progression of neurodegenerative diseases.

Seventy charities join forces for social security benefits campaign

Third Sector

Macmillan Cancer Support are among more than 70 charities supporting Who Benefits?, set up to raise awareness of the problems experienced by benefit claimants.

Decisions on drugs must improve, NHS agencies told

The Scotsman

Drug agencies have been ordered to make changes to how they approve new treatments for use on the NHS in Scotland in efforts to increase access for seriously ill and dying patients.

First-class care review for St Andrew’s Hospice

This is Grimsby

Grimsby’s only hospice has received a first-class review of its care from the UK’s independent health regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

‘Foyle Hospice refurb marks new chapter’

Derry Journal

Hospice chief executive Dr Kieth Munro says the new refurbishment programme at the Foyle Hospice is just the latest chapter in a remarkable story.

Hospice Care Week

Story telling with CBeebies presenter Andy Day in aid of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice

This is Local London

CBeebies presenter Andy Day will host a morning of story telling in aid of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in celebration of Hospice Care Week.

Hospice chief dresses as superhero for abseil fundraiser

Lancashire Evening Post

Stephen, chief executive of St Catherine’s Hospice, at Lostock Hall, near Preston, scaled new heights in a quest to spread the word about the hospice.

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