Ebola nurse 'in serious condition' Posted on Friday October 09, 2015
A Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone last year is in a "serious condition" after being readmitted to an isolation unit in London.
NHS deficits hit 'massive' £930m Posted on Friday October 09, 2015
NHS trusts in England have racked up a £930m deficit in the first three months of the financial year - that is more than the entire overspend last year.
Elephants' low cancer rates explained Posted on Friday October 09, 2015
Elephants have enhanced defences against cancer that can prevent tumours forming, say scientists.
China faces smoking 'death epidemic' Posted on Friday October 09, 2015
A new study warns that a third of all men currently under the age of 20 in China will die prematurely if they do not give up smoking.
First drug 'slows' progressive MS Posted on Thursday October 08, 2015
The first drug to slow the decline in patients with primary-progressive multiple sclerosis has been reported.
Hunt hints at junior doctor compromise Posted on Thursday October 08, 2015
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has hinted he may compromise in the junior doctor contract dispute in an attempt to get union leaders back into talks.
MSPs back car smoking ban proposals Posted on Thursday October 08, 2015
A law proposing the ban on smoking in cars carrying children passes its first hurdle in the Scottish Parliament.
Heart attack test 'cuts hospital stays' Posted on Thursday October 08, 2015
A blood test can more than halve the number of people admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack, say doctors.
Miniature human kidney grown in a dish Posted on Thursday October 08, 2015
A miniature human kidney has been grown in a petri dish by scientists in Australia.
Flu drug given out "indiscriminately" Posted on Thursday October 08, 2015
The antiviral drug Tamiflu was handed out "indiscriminately" during the last swine flu outbreak, a leading panel of UK scientists warns.
First week with no new Ebola cases Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015
The three West African countries at the heart of the Ebola epidemic record their first week with no new cases since the outbreak began in March 2014.
Boy needing cancer surgery 'vanishes' Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015
A 10-year-old boy who has jaw cancer and needs urgent surgery has vanished, a High Court judge says.
DNA repair wins chemistry Nobel Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded for discoveries in DNA repair.
City campaign targets sugar addiction Posted on Monday October 05, 2015
The "devastating harm" caused by having too much sugar is the focus of Brighton and Hove's first city-wide campaign.
Rugby 'cold therapy' may not work Posted on Tuesday September 29, 2015
The Welsh Rugby team might want to ditch cryotherapy sessions ahead of their match against Fiji on Thursday, say medical experts who have evaluated this deep freeze treatment for tired muscles.
Hospice vacancies roundup Posted on Friday October 09, 2015
We round up all of the jobs that have been posted on ehospice this week.
Daily News Roundup - 9 October 2015 Posted on Friday October 09, 2015
In the news today: Butterwick Hospice launches a new project to improve its patients' mental health, two Sue Ryder hospices gear up to launch new hospice at home services, and as Hospice Care Week draws to a close, we round up more of the media coverage from around the country.
Shining a light on ‘hidden patients’ in need of palliative care Posted on Friday October 09, 2015
A global day of awareness-raising hopes to shine a light on the people and groups with palliative care needs who are often overlooked.
Dying at home can mean more peace for patients, but it may not be for everyone Posted on Friday October 09, 2015
A study published today in BMC Medicine has shown that those who die at home have a more peaceful experience than those who die in hospital, and have similar levels of pain.
Making connections, improving care Posted on Friday October 09, 2015
The theme of Hospice Care Week this year is 'connecting care' and one hospice CEO has been reflecting on all the connections his hospice has with local people and organisations and how vital these connections are to the work they do.
You do what you can Posted on Friday October 09, 2015
People do odd things for hospices. They throw themselves joyfully out of planes, abseil down towers, wheeze unappealingly around half-marathon courses, hacking and spitting their way, red-faced over the finish line.
St Joseph’s Hospice launches Live Well Information and Support Service Posted on Thursday October 08, 2015
More than 900 people have benefited from St Joseph’s Hospice Live Well Information and Support Service in just six months, guests were told on Monday at the official launch of the service.
Daily News Roundup - 8 October 2015 Posted on Thursday October 08, 2015
In the news today: Dr Ros Taylor explains how hospices are ready to play their role in delivering end of life care, Dr Kristian Pollock argues that home may not be the best place to die, and we continue our roundup of Hospice Care Week in the media
Expansion to Marie Curie Fast Track Service in Glasgow to enable more patients to die at home Posted on Thursday October 08, 2015
Marie Curie has announced an extension to its Fast Track Service in Glasgow, which will enable more patients in the south of the city to die at home.
Jayne Cooper appointed director of clinical services at Woking & Sam Beare Hospices Posted on Thursday October 08, 2015
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices have appointed Jayne Cooper as their new director of clinical services.
Palliative care for young adults in England Posted on Thursday October 08, 2015
The J’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for young adults with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, giving high quality care and promoting independence through empowerment.
Daily News Roundup - 7 October 2015 Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015
In the news today: individuals from across the hospice sector and beyond react to yesterday's news that the UK tops the Economist Intelligence Unit's Quality of Death Index, the Independent features a collection of letters from people living with a terminal illness, and we continue to round up some of the media coverage of Hospice Care Week.
Marie Curie calls on Parliament to address issues surrounding palliative care Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015
Marie Curie has called on MPs to act on their speeches made during the debate on the Assisted Dying Bill, many of which made the case for improved access to palliative care.
Martin House launches new community bereavement service Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015
Martin House Children’s Hospice has launched a new bereavement service for families affected by the death of a child or young person with a life-limiting condition who had not previously accessed the hospice.
“Gosh, you work in a hospice? It must be so difficult…” Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015
Caroline Collins is a nurse on the specialist inpatient unit at St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley. Here she shares her experiences of being a hospice nurse.