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UK health worker monitored for Ebola Posted on Saturday January 31, 2015

A British healthcare worker is flown back to the UK for Ebola monitoring after suffering a needle-stick injury in Sierra Leone.

Churches oppose three-person babies Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.

Training cuts 'could harm patients' Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

Proposals to shorten in-job training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn.

Child obesity rates 'levelling off' Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.

Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport' Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.

Stress balls 'cut surgery anxiety' Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

Watching a DVD or using a stress ball during minor surgery can reduce a patient's anxiety levels, suggests a study from the University of Surrey.

'Cold plasma' kills off norovirus Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

Norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the world, can be killed with "cold plasma", scientists report.

Labour peer backs private role in NHS Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Former Labour health minister Lord Darzi tells BBC's Newsnight it is irrelevant whether NHS care is delivered by the private or the public sector.

Ebola virus mutating, scientists say Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.

Hospitals reject NHS funding cut Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

A row has broken out about the system for giving NHS hospitals in England their income.

Students use porn for sex education Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

More than half of university students are using pornography to help them find out about sex, a NUS survey has shown.

'No interest' in care insurance Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.

Eight-year-old boy died of scurvy Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

An eight-year-old boy from Pembrokeshire died of scurvy, a coroner says.

Astra Zeneca drive for genetic drugs Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.

NHS satisfaction 'risen significantly' Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Satisfaction with the NHS has "risen significantly", according to analysis of the influential British Social Attitudes survey.

Hospices in England must publicly display CQC ratings from April Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

From April all health and social care providers in England will have to display their rating from the Care Quality Commission in their premises and on their website.

Free social care key to cutting number of terminally ill patients dying in hospital Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

People with terminal cancer who do not receive any kind of health or social care at home in their last few months of life are more than twice as likely to die in hospital than those who do receive support, according to new analysis from Macmillan Cancer Support.

Hospice vacancies roundup Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

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

Daily News Roundup – 30 January 2015 Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

In the media today: Pendleside Hospice appoints new chief executive, Roy 'Chubby' Brown visits Zoe’s Place baby hospice, and a national training framework for district and practice nurses is in development.

Revised Code for nurses and midwives Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Following a consultation with patients, carers, nurses and midwives, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has published a revised Code, outlining the professional standards that registered nurses and midwives must uphold.

New online community for young carers launched Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Carers Trust has launched a new website and online community for young carers, as research shows how caring for a parent or sibling affects young carers’ wellbeing.

Daily News Roundup – 29 January 2015 Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

In the media today: a pink excavator is to raise money for Eden Valley Hospice and Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland, Pilgrims Hospice’s Christmas Draw was one of the most successful in its history and Macmillan highlights the difficulties terminal patients face in securing social care.

Support groups: getting it right for secondary cancer patients Posted on Thursday January 29, 2015

Helen, who has a terminal diagnosis, writes about the need to get right support groups for secondary cancer patients, and why these groups must to be led by professionals with appropriate experience.

Daily News Roundup – 28 January 2015 Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

In the media today: Trinity Hospice, London is in the running to win a new intranet, a flashmob at Huddersfield Railway Station raises awareness of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and work begins on the final phase of improvements at Sheffield’s St Luke’s Hospice.

Zoë’s Place Middlesbrough rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice in Middlesbrough has been rated as 'Outstanding' following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission in August.

Fund for voluntary sector health and care projects open for applications Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

The Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund provides funding to voluntary sector health and care projects for up to three years and applications for 2015/16 are now open.

Young adults’ group launched at St Christopher’s Hospice Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

New informal drop-in sessions at St Christopher's Hospice aim to provide a lifeline for young adults with a life-limiting illness and allow them to socialise away from parents and carers.

Shooting Star Chase appoints new director of care Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

Helen Sibley has been appointed Shooting Star Chase’s new director of care.

Daily News Roundup – 27 January 2015 Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

In the media today: Labour announces 10-year plan for the NHS – including 5,000 extra home care workers to treat terminally ill at home – work starts on the new Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice and St Giles Hospice says “thanks” to its supporters.

Daily News Roundup – 26 January 2015 Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

In the media today: St Richard's Hospice gets a new ultrasound scanner and Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, is to get a designer garden, while the medical director of Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) warns against the legalisation of assisted suicide for youngsters.