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Care system gets 'biggest shake-up' Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

Major changes to the care system in England, dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years, are being introduced, while Scotland merges NHS and care budgets.

Paracetamol ‘no good for back pain' Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns.

MS drug 'may already be out there' Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Depression and heart disease drugs are to be tested in a new trial to find treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

More veterans seek mental health aid Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

A mental health charity which treats military veterans says referrals have increased by 26% in the last year.

E-cigarette use 'high among teens' Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

A substantial number of teenagers are experimenting with e-cigarettes, even those who have never smoked, a study suggests.

Parents 'rarely spot child obesity' Posted on Monday March 30, 2015

Parents hardly ever spot obesity in their children resulting in damaging consequences for health, doctors warn.

Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed Posted on Sunday March 29, 2015

All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B after a deal with drug manufacturers, the health secretary says.

Cameron promises 'seven-day NHS' Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

All hospitals in England will provide "a truly seven-day NHS" by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron says.

British medic declared free of Ebola Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

A UK military medic has been discharged from hospital in London after being declared free of Ebola. Cpl Anna Cross was the first person in the world to be given the experimental drug MIL 77.

Labour to cap private profits in NHS Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

A Labour government would cap the amount of profit private firms can make from the NHS, Ed Miliband says as he launches the party's election campaign.

Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency' Posted on Sunday March 29, 2015

Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.

'Rise in child mental health issues' Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

More children have mental health problems than two years ago, according to a union's survey of education staff.

Office workers 'too sedentary' Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign.

Medieval eye remedy 'kills MRSA' Posted on Monday March 30, 2015

A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, scientists say.

DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.

New care regulations come in to force in England today Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

After months of work by the Care Quality Commission to develop its new approach to regulation, April marks the formal beginning of the new regulations governing health and adult social care in England.

Daily News Roundup - 1 April 2015 Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

In the news today: Carers working to bring hospice values to hospital wards are recognised with a Celebrating Excellence award, there is an emotional farewell to the Hospice of St Francis's departing director, Dr Ros Taylor, and Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice appoints a new director of care.

St Michael’s Hospice new "breathtaking" inpatient wing opens Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

Following an intensive five-year design and construction process, St Michael’s Hospice in Bartestree has begun welcoming patients at its new state-of-the-art facility.

Carers in Scotland asked to give views on parliamentary bill Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

Carers in Scotland have been called on by the Scottish government to give their views on the Carers (Scotland) Bill, a piece of legislation which aims to improve support available for carers and clearly set out their legal rights.

More time to sign up to test the new palliative care currency in England Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

NHS England has extended the deadline for organisations wishing to sign up to test the new palliative care currency to 10 April 2015.

The future of palliative care: measurement, music and social media Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Last Friday, researchers and practitioners gathered in London for the annual palliative care research conference held by Marie Curie and The Royal Society of Medicine.

Hospice nurses need support to get care right for a dying person Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

“Hospice nurses are mere mortals, not angels, struggling with a whole variety of challenges to provide the high-quality care with which they are appropriately associated,” writes Marie Cooper, practice development lead at Hospice UK, in an article for The Guardian.

Daily News Roundup - 31 March 2015 Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

In the news today: Dr Jon Andrewes, CEO of St Margaret's Hospice, retires from his position, HOPE House Children's Hospices are winners at The Businesses for Children Awards, and legal experts from across Scotland call for clarity over right to die legislation

Daily News Roundup – 30 March 2015 Posted on Monday March 30, 2015

In the news today: McBusted drummer Harry Judd opens a new extension at Keech Hospice Care, founder of St Nicholas Hospice Care, Canon Richard Norburn, wins a lifetime achievement award, and Ashgate Hospice is launching a pop-up ‘Bed Café’ during National Bed Month.

Innovative work of hospices highlighted in review of health and care investment Posted on Monday March 30, 2015

A joint review into investment in voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in the health and care sector in England has published an interim report.

Launch of new resource to help hospices meet the dementia challenge Posted on Monday March 30, 2015

Last Friday saw the launch of important new guidance for hospices, describing how they can best meet local and national demands for care for people affected by a diagnosis of dementia.

Gold Standards Framework continues to transform care for patients nearing end of life Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

In this update on the National Gold Standards Framework Centre, we hear how the leading provider of training for generalist health and social care professionals working in end of life care is making a difference in hospitals and care homes across the UK.

Cotswold Care Hospice appoints new CEO Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

Minchinhampton-based Cotswold Care Hospice has appointed Andy Fletcher as its new chief executive.

Hospice vacancies roundup Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

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

MPs call for changes to lottery regulations to help maximise returns for charities Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

In a report published this week, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee says that regulation of society lotteries should be changed to lift the burden on smaller lotteries and new lotteries starting up.