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NICE conflicts of interests claim Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

A group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the medicines watchdog, NICE.

'Nine million have TB' - WHO report Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease.

WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

The World Health Organization's emergency committee holds talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.

GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.

Male genes linked to early death Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

The male Y sex chromosome may have a role in prolonging men's lives and fighting cancer, according to a study.

Mentally ill put in police cells Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Too many people in the middle of a mental health crisis end up locked in police cells after being turned away from hospitals, says a report.

Schools 'should check kids' teeth' Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, says the advisory body, NICE.

Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks' Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.

Man walks again after transplant Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.

NHS drafts in extra A&E doctors Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

The NHS is recruiting about 260 extra doctors in an effort to ease pressure on accident and emergency units in England, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.

Living with smoker risks highlighted Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Non-smokers living with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study.

'Tissue of lies' over health service Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Health Minister Mark Drakeford launches a stinging attack on the Conservatives for telling a "tissue of lies" about the state of the Welsh NHS.

Fly genes hold clue to human illness Posted on Tuesday October 14, 2014

Scientists sequence the entire genome of the common housefly in a bid to find cures for human diseases.

Scans reveal cause of winter blues Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Ebola: Why is it this disease we fear? Posted on Friday August 08, 2014

Why does Ebola cause more concern than other deadly diseases?

New programme invites nurses to develop economic assessment skills Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

The RCN and Office for Public Management (OPM) have recently launched a programme to develop nurses' economic assessment skills.

New research set to improve palliative care for LGBT communities Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

The Cicely Saunders Institute at King’s College London has launched a new study which aims to improve demand for, and supply of, palliative care to sexual minorities.

Daily News Roundup - 22 October 2014 Posted on Wednesday October 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.

Daily News Roundup - 21 October 2014 Posted on Tuesday October 21, 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.

Transition gap still too wide for young adults, says new research Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

The differences between children’s and adult palliative care services are too wide for young people with life-limiting conditions to negotiate, according to research by Bangor University.

St Richard’s Hospice responds to increased demand for bereavement services Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

A big increase in the number of bereaved adults and children needing support after a loved one dies has prompted an innovative new way of working at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcestershire.

Government backs law offering untested drugs to terminally ill Posted on Monday October 20, 2014

The government is backing a new law that would allow terminally ill patients in England and Wales to be given untested medicines from early next year.

Daily News Roundup - 20 October 2014 Posted on Monday October 20, 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.

MSc Palliative Care scholarships in memory of Prof. Rob Buckman Posted on Monday October 20, 2014

Two new scholarships for the MSc in Palliative Care at the Cicely Saunders Institute in London are to be funded by family and friends of the late Professor Rob Buckman.

Is integrated health and care just an Act? A report from the party conferences Posted on Monday October 20, 2014

Stephen McCauley, Advocacy & Policy Manager at Hospice UK, writes about the key themes emerging from the recent party conference season and how fringe events held by the national hospice charity highlighted the need for integrated health and social care at the end of life.

Hospice vacancies roundup Posted on Friday October 17, 2014

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

Call for ‘unsung heroes’ to take part in Strictly Come Dancing special Posted on Friday October 17, 2014

The BBC are looking for ‘inspiring, selfless’ people to take part in the first-ever People's Strictly Come Dancing.

Daily News Roundup - 17 October 2014 Posted on Friday October 17, 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.

Tea, cake and mortality: behind the doors of a death cafe Posted on Friday October 17, 2014

Laura Middleton-Green, Lecturer and Researcher in Palliative and End of Life Care, reflects on her experience of hosting a death cafe, alongside colleagues from the Hospice of St Francis.

Out-of-hours service offers Yorkshire residents choice to die at home Posted on Thursday October 16, 2014

A new palliative care service is offering out-of-hours support for people living with a terminal illness has launched in west Yorkshire.