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Mental health nursing cuts warning Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services "under unprecedented strain", says the nurses' union.

NHS staff fly out to fight Ebola Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

The first group of NHS volunteers set off from London Heathrow, bound for Sierra Leone where they will help in the fight against Ebola.

A&Es miss four-hour wait standard Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

NHS England figures show 92.9% of patients were seen within four hours of arrival in A&E last week- the lowest percentage since April 2013.

Bill against 'privatised' NHS backed Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

A bill which aims to curb the role of the private sector in the NHS has cleared its first hurdle in the House of Commons.

NHS 'should use cancer drug for eyes' Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

A drug that prevents elderly people losing their sight should be routinely available on the NHS, says the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Early sign of yellow fever found Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

An early signifier of yellow fever, an infectious disease which can be fatal, could lead to a new treatment and better diagnosis, a study said.

'No fertility help for cancer young' Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

Young women with breast cancer are not being told about the possibility of freezing eggs or embryos ahead of potentially damaging chemotherapy treatment, says charity Breast Cancer Care.

Breastfeeding voucher trial results Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

Initial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise, researchers say.

Watchdog ranks mental health trusts Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission ranks mental health NHS trusts in England in terms of risk of providing poor care.

Female bosses 'more depressed' Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.

Obesity 'costing same as smoking' Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research suggests.

Double cancer referrals, GPs urged Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

New draft NHS guidelines encourage GPs to diagnose and refer almost twice as many cancer patients in England each year.

Bed blockers 'face legal action' Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

A hospital is to give so-called "bed blockers" seven days to leave or face possible legal action, saying too many families are refusing to take elderly relatives home when they are fit to go.

Why nightshifts pile on the pounds Posted on Tuesday November 18, 2014

Scientists believe they have discovered why people who work nightshifts are more prone to weight gain and obesity.

One kiss 'shares 80 million bugs' Posted on Monday November 17, 2014

A small study by Dutch scientists suggests a single 10-second kiss can transfer as many as 80 million bacteria.

Hospice vacancies roundup Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

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

Daily News Roundup - 21 November 2014 Posted on Friday November 21, 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.

Being Mortal: a conversation with critically acclaimed author, Dr Atul Gawande Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

ehospice Chair David Praill recently met with US surgeon, author and public health researcher , Dr Atul Gawande, to discuss his best-selling book, Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End.

October 2035: St Julian’s Hospice open Dignity in Choice Centre Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

In this work of fiction, set more than 20 years from now in 2035, Jeff Stephenson describes a bleak picture of what the future may hold for hospices in the UK.

Care Quality Commission to publish information on the use of cameras to monitor care Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has agreed in principle to publish information about the use of covert or overt surveillance to monitor care, it was revealed this week.

Royal College of Physicians to appoint clinical lead for new end of life care audit Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

The Royal College of Physicians, London, is currently looking to appoint a clinical lead to spearhead a new end of life care audit of hospitals.

£1 million government funding announced for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

The Northern Ireland Children's Hospice is set to receive £1 million of government funding.

Daily News Roundup - 20 November 2014 Posted on Thursday November 20, 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.

Debating the balance of care at the SNP Conference Posted on Wednesday November 19, 2014

"Are we shifting the balance of care away from hospital services towards the community?" asked Marie Curie at a fringe event at the recent SNP Conference – Richard Meade tell us more:

Find Me Help launches as a micro-site Posted on Wednesday November 19, 2014

Dying Matters has launched a new micro-site version of Find Me Help, a search tool to help people in the last years of life – as well as their carers, family and friends – find support and information.

Daily News Roundup - 19 November 2014 Posted on Wednesday November 19, 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.

New Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines launched Posted on Tuesday November 18, 2014

New guidelines designed to improve the care of people with life-limiting illnesses in Scotland have been published.

Daily News Roundup - 18 November 2014 Posted on Tuesday November 18, 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.

Investing time now to make a difference in your hospice in the future Posted on Monday November 17, 2014

Hospice UK is relaunching 'Partners in success', a 28-hour workshop aimed at building a successful relationship between the Chair and chief executive of a hospice.

Daily News Roundup - 17 November 2014 Posted on Monday November 17, 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.