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Help the Hospices set to become Hospice UK following rebrand Posted on Monday September 29, 2014

Help the Hospices set to become Hospice UK following rebrand

New Nuffield report on costs of end of life care Posted on Friday September 26, 2014

Help the Hospices responds to Nuffield report on costs of end of life care

Shadow Health Secretary backs free social care for people at the end of life Posted on Wednesday September 24, 2014

Shadow Health Secretary backs free social care for people at the end of life

English Health and Wellbeing Boards neglect needs of dying people Posted on Friday September 12, 2014

English Health and Wellbeing Boards neglect needs of dying people

Help the Hospices responds to Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England report Posted on Thursday September 04, 2014

Help the Hospices responds to Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England report

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks Employees Prepare to Climb UK's Highest Mountain for Help the Hospices Posted on Thursday September 04, 2014

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks Employees Prepare to Climb UK's Highest Mountain for Help the Hospices

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

Texas children 'monitored for Ebola' Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Children have come into contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola on US soil and are being monitored, the Texas governor says.

Ambulance staff vote for strike Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Ambulance staff and other health workers in the GMB union have voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay.

Cancer gene test 'would save lives' Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers.

Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m' Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.

Councils 'swamped' by rights checks Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Councils in England and Wales are being overwhelmed with requests to ensure the human rights of vulnerable people are not being abused.

UK funds Ebola clinics in S Leone Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Pilot triage clinics are being funded to help tackle the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, UK officials say.

Alcohol floor price under fire Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Government measures to reduce the sale of cheap alcohol have been criticised by health researchers.

Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned' Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.

PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020 Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

David Cameron announces plans to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.

Children hit by tooth decay at three Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.

Boy's life-support should end - judge Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

A boy with irreversible brain damage should be taken off a life-support machine despite the objections of his parents, a High Court judge rules.

Scans 'could halve stillbirth rate' Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

More than half of stillbirths in the UK could be prevented if the NHS implemented additional scans, a leading obstetrician tells Panorama.

Antibiotic 'link to child obesity' Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

A large American study suggests young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are more likely than those given fewer drugs to be obese.

Midwives vote for strike action Posted on Monday September 29, 2014

Midwives will be joining other NHS workers in England in a strike over pay next month.

Heart disease warnings 'missed' Posted on Monday September 29, 2014

Many adults in the UK are unaware of the risk factors for heart disease, according to a new poll.

Daily News Roundup - 1 October 2014 Posted on Wednesday October 01, 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.

Carrying out a training needs analysis in end of life care Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Earlier this year, the Palliative Care Team and Clinical Audit Team at Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust carried out Training Needs Analysis to identify and address any training needs among staff across the Trust who care for patients at the end of life. Dr Ramesh writes for ehospice about the process and its outcomes.

What are your highest priorities for palliative care research? Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

The Palliative and end of life care Priority Setting Partnership is asking for help in prioritising topics for palliative care research.

Daily News Roundup - 30 September 2014 Posted on Tuesday September 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.

Soul Space – a weekly ‘time-out’ to support the wellbeing and spiritual care of hospice staff Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

Reverend Helen Newman, Spiritual Care Lead Chaplain at LOROS hospice, writes for ehospice about the hospice's weekly ‘Soul Space’ sessions which provide a quiet reflective space to resource staff’s wellbeing and own spiritual care.

Book now for Dying Matters Day of the Dead 2014 Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

Booking is now open for Dying Matters' annual Day of the Dead celebration, being held on 3 November in London.

Call to clinical psychologists to help with research into compassion and resilience Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

Laura, a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at Lancaster University, is looking for clinical psychologists working in palliative care to help with a research study she is conducting for her doctoral thesis.

Sue Ryder appoints new Director of Fundraising Posted on Monday September 29, 2014

Sue Ryder has announced that Holly Spiers has been appointed Director of Fundraising.

Depression in palliative care patients shortens life expectancy Posted on Monday September 29, 2014

A study by the University of Liverpool has found that patients with advanced cancer who are depressed have a shorter life expectancy than other patients.

Daily News Roundup - 29 September 2014 Posted on Monday September 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.

Help the Hospices set to become Hospice UK following rebrand Posted on Monday September 29, 2014

Help the Hospices today (29 September) changes its name and logo following a rebrand aimed at increasing awareness about the diversity of hospice care and reflecting the charity's leadership role working collaboratively with its members to create a stronger voice for the sector.

Hospice vacancies roundup Posted on Friday September 26, 2014

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

New research offers further evidence on the cost of end of life care outside of hospital Posted on Friday September 26, 2014

Evidence of the costs to the NHS and other care services of supporting people at the end of their lives has emerged in a new report published today by the Nuffield Trust.

Preparing for tomorrow’s challenges: partnership working to improve palliative care for people with dementia Posted on Friday September 26, 2014

In Blaenau Gwent in south east Wales, Hospice of the Valleys and Alzheimer’s Society are working together to improve palliative and end of life care for people with dementia.

Children’s Hospice Association Scotland announces Big Lottery Funding for pioneering Transition Team Posted on Friday September 26, 2014

Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) has announced it is to receive over £720,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to support a newly created Transition Team which will support young adults as they move into age appropriate services.