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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

Public encouraged to visit a garden during NGS Festival Weekend in support of Help the Hospices Posted on Thursday June 05, 2014

Public encouraged to visit a garden during NGS Festival Weekend in support of Help the Hospices

Help the Hospices responds to new figures from Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance Posted on Tuesday June 03, 2014

Help the Hospices responds to new figures from Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance

Charities champion a new approach to volunteering in care-related roles across the hospice and palliative care sector Posted on Monday June 02, 2014

Charities champion a new approach to volunteering in care-related roles across the hospice and palliative care sector

Health services finances 'worsening' Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

The NHS in England has run up a deficit of nearly £500m in the first few months of the financial year, official figures show.

Cancer test 'Jolie effect' found Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists.

Pregnancy hormone link to poor maths Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.

Ebola health team killed in Guinea Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say.

Obesity the new smoking - NHS boss Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Obesity is the new smoking in terms of the impact on health and the cost to the NHS, the head of the NHS in England says.

NHS staff vote for strike action Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

NHS workers in England have voted in favour of striking over pay.

'Kill yourself' doctor suspended Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

A doctor who told a patient threatening to kill herself to "go and jolly well do it now" is suspended for three months.

Ambulance death woman 'let down' Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The grieving family of a woman who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances outside a hospital says the system let her down.

Green light for new skin cancer drug Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

A new drug to treat skin cancer should be made available on the NHS, a health body has recommended.

British Ebola nurse travels to US Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.

Family criticise trust over death Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The mother of a 21-year-old County Armagh man criticises the Southern Health trust for "failing her son" after he died weeks after a routine ear operation.

Ebola trial volunteer immunised Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus has begun in Oxford.

US waists 'grow an inch in a decade' Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.

Call for further cut in sugar intake Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.

Go-ahead for £32m mental health unit Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

Planning permission is granted for a £32m mental health facility in Belfast.

Hospice vacancies roundup Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

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

Daily News Roundup - 19 September 2014 Posted on Friday September 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.

SPPC conference launches new Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

Following the closing plenary at the 2014 Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC) conference, ehospice caught up with SPPC Chief Executive Mark Hazelwood to discuss the launch of the new Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines and why it was important to feature the Liverpool Care Pathway within the conference programme.

Journey to acceptance - being in a wheelchair Posted on Friday September 19, 2014

Lucy Watts can now accept that her wheelchair is a tool she needs to have some quality and enjoyment, and no longer fears what people think her, but it has taken her a few years to get there:

Daily News Roundup - 18 September 2014 Posted on Thursday September 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.

A collection of stories and poems about the end of life wins top publishing prize Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

'Final Chapters: writings about the end of life', a collection of stories and poems about dying and bereavement submitted to a Dying Matters competition, won the gold award in the Grief/Death and Dying category of the 2014 Living Now Book Awards.

Marie Curie Hospice West Midlands signs research partnership with University of Birmingham Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

The Marie Curie Hospice, West Midlands has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Birmingham to advance both parties’ research in the field of palliative care.

Daily News Roundup - 17 September 2014 Posted on Wednesday September 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.

Interview with CHAS CEO Maria McGill on care at the hospice and Scottish independence Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

Ahead of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care conference and in the midst of Scotland's independence referendum, ehospice caught up with CHAS CEO Maria McGill about the challenges for children's hospice care in the country.

New guidance on managing bereavement at work published Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) is launching its new guide on managing bereavement in the workplace at the House of Lords today.

Daily News Roundup - 16 September 2014 Posted on Tuesday September 16, 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.

Workforce development – in and by hospices Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Jean Hindmarch updates ehospice on the development of a national hospice consortium for education and training, highlighting a number of upcoming events and training opportunities for hospices.

MSc Palliative Care scholarships - apply now! Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014

UK-based students with an interest in conducting research in psychosocial and communication issues are invited to apply for two new palliative care scholarships at King’s College London.

Daily News Roundup - 15 September 2014 Posted on Monday September 15, 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.

Increasing awareness of lymphoedema Posted on Monday September 15, 2014

Today marks the start of Lymphoedema Awareness Week, a national campaign running from 15-22 September to increase understanding of this largely unknown condition. ehospice editor, Rosie Brown, visited a support group run by St Christopher’s Bromley to find more about lymphoedema and its incredibly debilitating side effects.