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Labour warns of fewer nurses in NHS Posted on Sunday April 19, 2015

There will be 2,000 fewer NHS nurses in England over the next four years according to projections, Labour says, but the Conservatives say the figures are old.

'One-size-fits-all' on obesity opposed Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Doctors need to move beyond 'one-size-fits-all' approach to tackling obesity, say scientists in Sheffield.

Warning of 'funeral time bomb' in UK Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

The UK death rate has reached a tipping point with the numbers of deaths expected to rise after 2015, suggests a report.

Disaster doctor sent into hospital Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

Health bosses were forced to bring in a doctor who is usually on call for major disasters to cope with problems at an under-pressure A&E department.

'Preventable rabies kills 160 per day' Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

More than 160 people die every day from rabies, despite it being a preventable disease, says a report by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control.

NHS finance problem 'being ignored' Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

The NHS is facing a "substantial financial problem" in England which politicians are ignoring during the election campaign, the former head of the service says.

Gene study 'explains quick thinking' Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Genetic differences could explain why some people are quicker thinkers in middle age and later life, a study of data from 30,000 people suggests.

Sleep apnoea 'linked to memory loss' Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

People who have difficulty breathing while asleep are more likely to develop memory problems early on, a study in the journal Neurology suggests.

Dementia 'halted in mice brains' Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

Tweaking the brain's immune system with a drug has prevented mice developing dementia, a study shows.

Divorcees 'have more heart attacks' Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

Divorced women are more likely to have a heart attack than their peers who stay married, US research suggests.

Ebola survivors 'safe sex warning' Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

The WHO is urging recovered Ebola survivors to be even more cautious during sexual contact to make sure the virus is not passed on to partners.

GP services face 'retirement crisis' Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

GP services are facing a crisis, with a third of doctors considering retirement in the next five years, a British Medical Association poll suggests.

Breath test for stomach cancer risk Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

A simple breath test could help predict whether people with gut problems are at high risk of developing stomach cancer, a small study suggests.

Why we can't resist puppy dog eyes Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

Experts say eye contact between humans and dogs can ignite a love hormone.

Scans reveal why knuckles go 'crack' Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Scientists have used medical scans to explain exactly what happens when people crack their knuckles.

Hospice vacancies roundup Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

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

Daily News Roundup - 17 April 2015 Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

In the news today: Longfield becomes Gloucestershire's first centre of excellence to improve end of life care, Marie Curie and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust launch a new partnership, and a survey has found that 57% of British people support a specific tax to fund care for the elderly.

£3 million government funding for new Newport hospice Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

The Welsh Government is to invest £3 million to enable St David's Hospice Care to expand inpatient hospice service provision in South East Wales.

Children’s Hospice Week just three weeks away Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

This year’s Children’s Hospice Week, a campaign organised by Together for Short Lives to support children with life-limiting illnesses, takes place from 11 to 17 May.

Haven House Children’s Hospice shortlisted for national charity award Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

London-based Haven House Children’s Hospice has been shortlisted, together with Laing O’Rourke Construction, in the Single Project category of Third Sector’s Business Charity Awards for their sensory garden project.

Daily News Roundup - 16 April 2015 Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

In the news today: a new phone line provided by St Luke's Hospice has proved so successful that more staff are now needed, Dr Ros Scott reflects on the impact of hospice volunteers, and Christopher Biggins becomes a celebrity ambassador at Haven House children's hospice.

National Council for Palliative Care announces new Chair of Trustees Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Baroness Ilora Finlay, an internationally renowned expert in palliative medicine and an independent cross-bench member of the House of Lords, has been appointed Chair of Trustees at The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC).

4th International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference starts next month in Bristol Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Libby Sallnow writes for ehospice about the 4th International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference coming up in Bristol in May.

Rwanda’s national palliative care policy offers valuable insight for Scotland Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

Richard Meade, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, Scotland at Marie Curie, writes for ehospice about the ways in which Scotland can learn from Rwanda’s national palliative care policy.

Daily News Roundup - 15 April 2015 Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

In the news today: the CEO of Arthur Rank Hospice gives an update on its new hospice, a unit for bereaved men at Halton Haven Hospice reflects on its first ten months, and the quality of care at St Luke's Hospice is praised following an inspection.

Annual Minimum Data Set (MDS) collection begins Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

The annual collection of data from hospices and other specialist palliative care providers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – the Minimum Data Set (MDS) – is now up and running for patient and bereavement data from 2014/15.

Practical guidance on deprivation of liberty safeguards publish by Law Society Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

New guidance to help front-line health and social care professionals and solicitors identify when a deprivation of liberty may be occurring has been published by the Law Society.

Inspired Goodbyes: sympathy cards with a difference Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

Inspired Goodbyes is a supplier of ‘innovative bereavement gifts, cards and jewellery', and they believe that high street retailers should begin offering a wider range of sympathy cards and gifts.

Call for more support for those "living with dying" Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

Terminally ill Helen Andrews feels angry, jealous and miserable and would like to see better support for people who are living with dying.

Daily News Roundup - 14 April 2015 Posted on Tuesday April 14, 2015

In the news today: people in Glasgow will be able to talk about death and dying at special death cafes on Wednesday, a grant for Lewis-Manning Hospice has enable a new treatment room to be equipped, and work has stated on a Garden of Life at St Nicholas Hospice Care's Burton Centre.