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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

Positive feedback for real time surveys by Lincolnshire patients receiving end of life care Posted on Wednesday April 30, 2014

Positive feedback for real time surveys by Lincolnshire patients receiving end of life care

Special royal garden open day at Frogmore House, Windsor Posted on Wednesday April 30, 2014

Special royal garden open day at Frogmore House, Windsor

Three person IVF plans 'progress' Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.

NHS staff balloted over strike action Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.

'Large gene find in schizophrenia' Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

In the largest ever genetic study of the disease, scientists have discovered some 80 genes which could leave people at higher risk of schizophrenia.

'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body.

NHS tests 'plaster' patient-monitor Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.

Call to end FGM 'in this generation' Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

David Cameron has said female genital mutilation (FGM) and childhood forced marriage should be stopped worldwide "within this generation".

First 'clean' hospital announced Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Falkirk Community Hospital records the first perfect score in an initial Healthcare Environment Inspectorate review.

Early HIV drugs 'may not stop virus' Posted on Monday July 21, 2014

HIV can rapidly form invulnerable strongholds in the body, dashing hopes that early treatment might cure the virus, according to new research.

'Pain-patch' warning to patients Posted on Monday July 21, 2014

Patients using patches containing potent painkillers are being urged to ensure they are thrown away carefully.

Social media 'aid doctor complaints' Posted on Monday July 21, 2014

A rise in complaints against doctors reflects the role of social media and negative press coverage of the medical profession, according to a report.

FGM training for public sector staff Posted on Monday July 21, 2014

Extra training is to be given to teachers, doctors and social workers to help them to identify and assist girls at risk of female genital mutilation.

'Safer' kisspeptin IVF shows promise Posted on Saturday July 19, 2014

Twelve babies have been born using a potentially safer way of getting eggs for use in IVF with the hormone kisspeptin, UK doctors say.

US HIV infection rate drops a third Posted on Sunday July 20, 2014

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States has fallen by a third in the past 10 years, a new study finds.

Assisted dying 'to lessen suffering' Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

Legalising assisting dying would mean "less suffering not more deaths", says Lord Falconer as his bill on the issue passes its second reading in the House of Lords.

Major A&Es miss target for 52 weeks Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

England's major A&E units have now missed the waiting time target for 52 weeks in a row, official figures show.

The ‘H’ Word Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Eamonn Martin is a husband and a father, who also happens to be terminally ill. Here, Eamonn writes about his first visit to a hospice and describes how during a short stay, his initial fears were banished, along with his pain.

New guidance on safe nursing levels in hospitals - a call for hospices? Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Following the publication of new guidance on safe staffing plans for nursing wards, ehospice asked Marie Cooper, Nurse - Practice Development Lead at Help the Hospices, how the hospice sector can respond to this new report.

Why should hospices complete the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care? Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Hospices in England can access support for workforce planning and commissioning of staff training and development by completing the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC).

Daily News Roundup - 22 July 2014 Posted on Tuesday July 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.

Assisted dying bill divides House of Lords Posted on Monday July 21, 2014

After an emotional 10-hour debate on Friday, Lord Falconer's bill to legalise assisted dying passed its second reading in the Lords without a vote.

Research published on gaps in paediatric palliative care provision and barriers to access Posted on Monday July 21, 2014

Martin House Children's Hospice has published the findings of research into the barriers to, and facilitators for, providing effective and appropriate paediatric palliative care.

Daily News Roundup - 21 July 2014 Posted on Monday July 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.

From resuscitation to assisted dying – medicine has lost its way Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

As the House of Lords debates the Assisted Dying Bill, Dr Ros Taylor, Hospice Director at The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, argues against the new legislation.

Hospice vacancies roundup Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

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

St. James’s Place Foundation grants enable choice at the end of life Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

The three-year Enabling Choice grants programme funded by St. James’s Place Foundation aims to support new developments that will allow more people to be cared for in their preferred place of care.

Lords debate assisted dying bill Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

Today (18 July) sees the second reading of the assisted dying bill in the House of Lords, with more than 100 peers registered to speak in the debate.

Hospice fundraiser and oldest London Marathon runner up for Justgiving Award Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

Paul Freedman, who has raised over £100,000 for Saint Francis Hospice in Havering-atte-Bower, Essex, has been shortlisted in the ‘Outstanding Commitment to Fundraising’ category of the Justgiving Awards.

What is it really like to work as a palliative care nurse? Posted on Thursday July 17, 2014

In this personal and reflective video, Maria Ford, Deputy Sister at Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice, explains what life is really like as a palliative care nurse.

Daily News Roundup - 17 July 2014 Posted on Thursday July 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.

Sustainable services for young adults Posted on Thursday July 17, 2014

A new framework has been launched to help commissioners ensure that services are available to meet the needs of young adults with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.