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Funding cuts and freezes for hospices in England Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Half of hospices surveyed in England have had their NHS statutory funding either cut or frozen this year largely due to financial restrictions on NHS commissioners according to a new survey released today by Help the Hospices.

Help the Hospices calls on the Government to back innovative new scheme to tackle crisis in care for dying people Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Help the Hospices today calls on the Government to transform care for dying people by backing a ground-breaking programme aimed at reducing the number of people dying unnecessarily in hospital by providing alternative care.

Help the Hospices appoints new National Director for Hospice Care Posted on Monday July 14, 2014

Help the Hospices appoints new National Director for Hospice Care

Quality of hospice care rated highly once again in National Survey of Bereaved People Posted on Thursday July 10, 2014

Quality of hospice care rated highly once again in National Survey of Bereaved People

Help the Hospices responds to new Macmillan report Posted on Friday July 04, 2014

Help the Hospices responds to new Macmillan report increasing call for free social care for people at the end of life

QELCA programme shortlisted in Nursing Times Awards Posted on Thursday July 03, 2014

QELCA programme shortlisted in Nursing Times Awards

Help the Hospices responds to new OPM report on how free social care could improve the experience of people at the end of life Posted on Thursday July 03, 2014

Help the Hospices responds to new OPM report on how free social care could improve

Help the Hospices responds to Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People publication Posted on Thursday June 26, 2014

Help the Hospices responds to Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People publication

Award Nomination for Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank's partnership with Help the Hospices Posted on Wednesday June 25, 2014

Award Nomination for Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank's partnership with Help the Hospices

Public encouraged to visit a garden during NGS Festival Weekend in support of Help the Hospices Posted on Thursday June 05, 2014

Public encouraged to visit a garden during NGS Festival Weekend in support of Help the Hospices

Help the Hospices responds to new figures from Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance Posted on Tuesday June 03, 2014

Help the Hospices responds to new figures from Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance

Charities champion a new approach to volunteering in care-related roles across the hospice and palliative care sector Posted on Monday June 02, 2014

Charities champion a new approach to volunteering in care-related roles across the hospice and palliative care sector

Help the Hospices responds to National Care of the Dying Audit for Hospitals Posted on Thursday May 15, 2014

Help the Hospices responds to National Care of the Dying Audit for Hospitals

ehospice short-listed in The Charity Awards Posted on Wednesday May 07, 2014

ehospice short-listed in The Charity Awards

Hospice retail awards celebrate dedication and innovation Posted on Thursday May 01, 2014

Hospice retail awards celebrate dedication and innovation

Test Ebola drug '100% effective' Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.

Post-natal care lacking, say midwives Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

A report from the Royal College of Midwives suggests that 40% of women are being discharged from hospital before they are ready after having a baby.

Missing boy's 'life is in danger' Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

The health of a five-year-old boy taken from hospital by his parents against medical advice will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on his feeding system is likely to have run out, police say.

New hospital food rules introduced Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.

Senegal confirms first Ebola case Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.

Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link' Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.

Electrical stimulation 'aids memory' Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say.

Ebola travel bans 'should be lifted' Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

West African health ministers call for travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak to be lifted, following WHO advice.

Ebola region faces UK travel ban Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

All but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warns British nationals.

Genetic clues to spread of Ebola Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.

NHS complaints rise to 480 every day Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

The number of complaints made about NHS care in England increased to an average of 480 every day, according to official data.

Depression in cancer 'overlooked' Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Three-quarters of cancer patients who are depressed are not getting the psychological therapy they need, researchers say.

WHO warns 20,000 at risk of Ebola Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

The UN's health agency says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, and urges airlines to resume flights.

Cancer drugs face NHS price squeeze Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

The government might threaten to stop buying some expensive cancer drugs if the companies that make them do not cut their prices, Newsnight learns.

Star Trek X Prize finalists named Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Star Trek X Prize finalists named

Daily News Roundup - 29 August 2014 Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

Bringing you a selection of emerging and topical media stories relevant to hospice, palliative and end of life care from local, national and international news outlets. From social care and assisted dying, to local hospice and charity sector news, this service gives you a quick overview of the issues and debates being discussed in the media.

Hospice vacancies roundup Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

Weekly roundup of hospice and palliative care job opportunities posted on ehospice.

"Is daddy coming back in a minute?" Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

After struggling to find a book to help explain death to her young son, Elke Barber decided to write one herself.

Husband writes tribute to wife’s remarkable life Posted on Friday August 29, 2014

Geoff Walford, 85, has written ‘My Tribute to Sheila’ a short story about his wife’s life following her death in March this year.

Daily News Roundup - 28 August 2014 Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Bringing you a selection of emerging and topical media stories relevant to hospice, palliative and end of life care from local, national and international news outlets. From social care and assisted dying, to local hospice and charity sector news, this service gives you a quick overview of the issues and debates being discussed in the media.

Third Sector Awards Cymru 2014 - nominations open Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Nominations are now open for the annual Third Sector Awards Cymru, which honour the hard work and inspirational achievements of the sector in Wales.

Book review: ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’ by Rachel Joyce Posted on Thursday August 28, 2014

Steve Hynd writes a book review of Rachel Joyce’s debut novel, ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’ – a book which celebrates, explores and illustrates the importance of spiritual care within palliative care.

Daily News Roundup - 27 August 2014 Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Bringing you a selection of emerging and topical media stories relevant to hospice, palliative and end of life care from local, national and international news outlets. From social care and assisted dying, to local hospice and charity sector news, this service gives you a quick overview of the issues and debates being discussed in the media.

Macmillan Midhurst model success highlighted in European Journal Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

An evaluation of the Midhurst Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Service (Midhurst Service) has recently been published in the European Journal of Cancer Care.

Nominate an unsung hero to receive Queen’s Birthday Honour Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Nominations for UK honours for the Queen's Birthday 2015 list should be made by Friday 12 September.

Daily News Roundup - 26 August 2014 Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Bringing you a selection of emerging and topical media stories relevant to hospice, palliative and end of life care from local, national and international news outlets. From social care and assisted dying, to local hospice and charity sector news, this service gives you a quick overview of the issues and debates being discussed in the media.

Consultation on how doctors should be dealt with following serious complaints Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

The General Medical Council is consulting on how doctors should be dealt with when serious complaints about them are upheld.

The value of the Specialist Palliative Care Minimum Data Set Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Professor Barbara Jack explains why the annual Specialist Palliative Care Minimum Data Set is important and why it is necessary to regularly review the information collected.

CQC’s new approach for hospice inspections to be postponed until 2015 Posted on Friday August 22, 2014

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today announced that its new approach to the inspection of hospices will be postponed until 2015.

Daily News Roundup - 22 August 2014 Posted on Friday August 22, 2014

Bringing you a selection of emerging and topical media stories relevant to hospice, palliative and end of life care from local, national and international news outlets. From social care and assisted dying, to local hospice and charity sector news, this service gives you a quick overview of the issues and debates being discussed in the media.