Boy needing cancer surgery 'vanishes' Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015
A 10-year-old who has jaw cancer and needs urgent surgery has vanished, a judge says, as he urges the boy's parents to comply with doctors.
DNA repair wins chemistry Nobel Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded for discoveries in DNA repair.
Councils reject 2 in 3 for care Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015
Two-thirds of older and disabled people who turn to their local councils in England for help with care are turned away, figures show.
Fast-tracked skin cancer drug approved Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015
A new drug for advanced skin cancer should be made available on the NHS in England, a health body has recommended.
Ovarian transplants are 'safe option' Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015
Ovarian transplants are a safe and effective way for women who have had cancer to have their own children, a study suggests.
Migration rules need re-think - NHS boss Posted on Tuesday October 06, 2015
A re-think of immigration rules which protect ballet dancers but not vital foreign nurses need re-thinking, the head of the NHS in England says.
UK end-of-life care 'best in world' Posted on Tuesday October 06, 2015
End-of-life care in the UK has been ranked as the best in the world with a study praising the quality and availability of services.
Minister says sorry over mesh implants Posted on Tuesday October 06, 2015
Scotland's health minister apologises to women who were left with severe complications following a procedure to treat prolapse and bladder problems.
Inquests for 'abuse' homes deaths Posted on Tuesday October 06, 2015
Inquests will be held into the deaths of a number of patients at care homes at the centre of an alleged abuse scandal in south Wales.
Minister backs doctors over contract Posted on Monday October 05, 2015
A former Conservative health minister has criticised the Government's handling of controversial reforms to junior doctors' contracts.
Nobel Prize for anti-parasite drugs Posted on Monday October 05, 2015
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to two teams for their groundbreaking work on parasitic diseases.
Organ donation law changes finalised Posted on Tuesday October 06, 2015
New organ donation rules which presume consent are finalised by AMs.
City campaign targets sugar addiction Posted on Monday October 05, 2015
The "devastating harm" caused by having too much sugar is the focus of Brighton and Hove's first city-wide campaign.
Rugby 'cold therapy' may not work Posted on Tuesday September 29, 2015
The Welsh Rugby team might want to ditch cryotherapy sessions ahead of their match against Fiji on Thursday, say medical experts who have evaluated this deep freeze treatment for tired muscles.
NHS should welcome 'citizen whistleblowers' Posted on Friday December 05, 2014
Why the NHS should listen to people who see something amiss
Daily News Roundup - 7 October 2015 Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015
In the news today: individuals from across the hospice sector and beyond react to yesterday's news that the UK tops the Economist Intelligence Unit's Quality of Death Index, the Independent features a collection of letters from people living with a terminal illness, and we continue to round up some of the media coverage of Hospice Care Week.
Marie Curie calls on Parliament to address issues surrounding palliative care Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015
Marie Curie has called on MPs to act on their speeches made during the debate on the Assisted Dying Bill, many of which made the case for improved access to palliative care.
Martin House launches new community bereavement service Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015
Martin House Children’s Hospice has launched a new bereavement service for families affected by the death of a child or young person with a life-limiting condition who had not previously accessed the hospice.
“Gosh, you work in a hospice? It must be so difficult…” Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015
Caroline Collins is a nurse on the specialist inpatient unit at St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley. Here she shares her experiences of being a hospice nurse.
Daily News Roundup - 6 October 2015 Posted on Tuesday October 06, 2015
In the news today: Nicola Sturgeon visits the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow, a group of charities in Gloucestershire join forces to support patients who wish to die at home and we continue to round up the media coverage surrounding Hospice Care Week.
New fundraising rules brought in to protect vulnerable people Posted on Tuesday October 06, 2015
Minister for civil society Rob Wilson has announced new rules for charity fundraising which aim to give more control and protection to donors.
Sheffield Hallam University and St Luke’s Hospice launch free online course Posted on Tuesday October 06, 2015
Sheffield Hallam University and St Luke’s Hospice are launching a free online course to support health and social care workers engage in conversations about palliative and end of life care.
Study ranks UK end of life care as best in the world Posted on Tuesday October 06, 2015
The UK has been placed at the top of the 2015 Quality of Death Index, a study of palliative care in 80 countries, published by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) today.
Daily News Roundup - 5 October 2015 Posted on Monday October 05, 2015
In the news today: St Clare Hospice marks 25 years of care, St Luke's Hospice steps in to provide care for patients with chronic liver disease to ease pressure on the NHS, and we round up media coverage of Hospice Care Week, which begins today.
UK hospices join together to raise awareness as Hospice Care Week begins Posted on Monday October 05, 2015
Hospice Care Week is underway, with hospices across the country taking part to raise awareness of the services provided for patients and their families.
Together for Short Lives launches #HereForThe49000 campaign Posted on Monday October 05, 2015
Together for Short Lives will today launch a new social media campaign to emphasise the support it provides for seriously ill children across the UK.
Hospice vacancies roundup Posted on Friday October 02, 2015
A roundup of all the vacancies that have been posted on ehospice this week.
Daily News Roundup - 2 October 2015 Posted on Friday October 02, 2015
In the news today: Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice expands its community services to enable more patients to spend their final days at home, a Pulse investigation finds 'ethically questionable' incentives being offered to GPs to cut cancer referrals and hospices announce their plans for Hospice Care Week.
Hospice launches secondary breast cancer support group for Lincolnshire Posted on Friday October 02, 2015
St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice launches a new support group for secondary breast cancer patients today.
Hats on for children’s palliative care #Hatson4CPC Posted on Friday October 02, 2015
All around the globe today, Friday 2 October, people will be wearing a hat to work, to school and as they go about their daily business, to raise awareness of children's palliative care.