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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

'Tape measure test' call on diabetes Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

People are being urged to take out the tape measure to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

UK border staff 'not ready' for Ebola Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

Immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people arriving in the UK with possible Ebola infections, union leader warns.

Drug-resistant malaria 'widespread' Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study.

'E-cigs less harm than cigarettes' Posted on Thursday July 31, 2014

An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.

England records rise in dementia Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

The number of people in England diagnosed with dementia rises by 62% over seven years.

More than five-a-day 'no effect' Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits.

Ambulance response times concern Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Welsh ambulances again fail to hit their response time targets which politicians brand a "huge concern".

Middle-aged drinking 'impairs memory' Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Problem drinking in middle age doubles the risk of memory loss in later life, research suggests.

Child malaria vaccine 'milestone' Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Scientists say the world's first malaria vaccine provides children with continuing protection against the disease and may be in use by 2015.

Hunt warned over A&E wait statistics Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is warned by the statistics watchdog over claims about A&E waiting times in England.

Pause NHS privatisation - Labour Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

NHS privatisation is "being forced through at pace and scale", and should be halted until the general election, says Labour's shadow health secretary.

NHS boss jailed for £2.2m fraud Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

A former head of financial accounting at two NHS trusts is jailed for stealing £2.2m of NHS funds to buy 11 properties in Sussex and London.

Jail for cancer hospital fraudster Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

An NHS worker is jailed for four years over a fraud in which £642,000 meant for cancer drugs was stolen from a leading hospital.

Cross-border heart ops to continue Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Some heart patients in Wales will continue to be sent to England for surgery to cut waiting lists.

Chicken factories given all-clear Posted on Monday July 28, 2014

Poultry processing plants in Llangefni and Scunthorpe alleged to have committed hygiene breaches are rated "good" and "generally satisfactory".

Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines out for consultation Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

A four-week consultation has been launched on new draft palliative care guidelines for Scotland.

Second successful Learning Forum for Hospice Leadership graduates Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

50 hospice leaders gathered at St Joseph’s Hospice earlier this month to take part in the second Learning Forum event, organised by Lancaster University.

Daily News Roundup - 30 July 2014 Posted on Wednesday July 30, 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 and NHS collaboration set to support expansion of community palliative care Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

The creation of a hospice-based, nurse-led palliative care inpatient unit for East Lincolnshire is a first for the county and patients are expected to begin accessing the service later this summer.

Hospice releases new film to showcase range of services on offer Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice has released a short film that showcases the breadth of services provided by the charity.

Lord Warner: ‘People should have a legal right to die at home’ Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Former health minister, Lord Warner, proposed a private member’s Bill in the House of Lords yesterday, which would allow people to formally register a preference on where they would like to die.

Daily News Roundup - 29 July 2014 Posted on Tuesday July 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.

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

Half of hospices in England have had their NHS statutory funding either cut or frozen this year, according to the findings of a new survey released today by Help the Hospices.

Children’s hospice sings and signs its way into the summer holidays Posted on Monday July 28, 2014

Shooting Star Chase has released its latest singing and signing music video, which uses Makaton to help staff and patients at the children's hospices to learn signs through songs.

Daily News Roundup - 28 July 2014 Posted on Monday July 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.

Marie Curie exhibition showcases the impact of art therapy at the end of life Posted on Monday July 28, 2014

Marie Curie and Royal Academy Schools recently collaborated on an art exhibition entitled Life Embraced, which highlighted the impact of art therapy for those affected by terminal illness. Amy Lucas tells us more.

Update on the Review of choice in end of life care Posted on Monday July 28, 2014

The Terms of Reference and Board Membership for the Review of choice in end of life care have been finalised.

Hospice vacancies roundup Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

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

Daily News Roundup - 25 July 2014 Posted on Friday July 25, 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.

Patient voice takes centre stage at John Taylor Hospice Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice has joined forces with Macmillan Cancer Support to give patients and their families a direct say in improvements to care.