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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

Help the Hospices responds to National Care of the Dying Audit for Hospitals Posted on Thursday May 15, 2014

Help the Hospices responds to National Care of the Dying Audit for Hospitals

ehospice short-listed in The Charity Awards Posted on Wednesday May 07, 2014

ehospice short-listed in The Charity Awards

Hospice retail awards celebrate dedication and innovation Posted on Thursday May 01, 2014

Hospice retail awards celebrate dedication and innovation

Positive feedback for real time surveys by Lincolnshire patients receiving end of life care Posted on Wednesday April 30, 2014

Positive feedback for real time surveys by Lincolnshire patients receiving end of life care

Warning over NHS trust finances Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health.

'Casual attitude' to vCJD warning Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

The government has a "casual attitude" to the human form of "mad cow disease", MPs warn, while ministers say the issue is treated "extremely seriously".

Paracetamol for back pain questioned Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.

NHS 'should work more with hospices' Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Hospices could play a greater role in end-of-life care and stop hospitals being the "default option", says former Tory party leader Lord Howard.

Indian boy has 232 teeth removed Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.

Three person IVF plans 'progress' Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.

Quarantine over China plague death Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

Victorian-era diseases 'returning' Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Diseases traditionally associated with the Victorian era are on the rise again in England, experts are warning.

S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.

NHS staff balloted over strike action Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.

'Large gene find in schizophrenia' Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

In the largest ever genetic study of the disease, scientists have discovered some 80 genes which could leave people at higher risk of schizophrenia.

'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body.

NHS tests 'plaster' patient-monitor Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.

Call to end FGM 'in this generation' Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

David Cameron has said female genital mutilation (FGM) and childhood forced marriage should be stopped worldwide "within this generation".

First 'clean' hospital announced Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Falkirk Community Hospital records the first perfect score in an initial Healthcare Environment Inspectorate review.

Living and dying well in social housing Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

A new report by Marie Curie Cancer Care looks at how social housing providers can support terminally ill people. Natasha Wynne, Policy and Public Affairs Assistant , tells us more ...

Daily News Roundup - 23 July 2014 Posted on Wednesday July 23, 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 launches innovative new programme to tackle crisis in care for dying people Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

Help the Hospices held a press conference this morning to launch a major new programme which aims to cut the number of people dying in hospital by 50,000 each year – around a fifth of the total annual hospital deaths in the UK.

The ‘H’ Word Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Eamonn Martin is a husband and a father, who also happens to be terminally ill. Here, Eamonn writes about his first visit to a hospice and describes how during a short stay, his initial fears were banished, along with his pain.

New guidance on safe nursing levels in hospitals - a call for hospices? Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Following the publication of new guidance on safe staffing plans for nursing wards, ehospice asked Marie Cooper, Nurse - Practice Development Lead at Help the Hospices, how the hospice sector can respond to this new report.

Why should hospices complete the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care? Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Hospices in England can access support for workforce planning and commissioning of staff training and development by completing the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC).

Daily News Roundup - 22 July 2014 Posted on Tuesday July 22, 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.

Assisted dying bill divides House of Lords Posted on Monday July 21, 2014

After an emotional 10-hour debate on Friday, Lord Falconer's bill to legalise assisted dying passed its second reading in the Lords without a vote.

Research published on gaps in paediatric palliative care provision and barriers to access Posted on Monday July 21, 2014

Martin House Children's Hospice has published the findings of research into the barriers to, and facilitators for, providing effective and appropriate paediatric palliative care.

Daily News Roundup - 21 July 2014 Posted on Monday July 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.

From resuscitation to assisted dying – medicine has lost its way Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

As the House of Lords debates the Assisted Dying Bill, Dr Ros Taylor, Hospice Director at The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, argues against the new legislation.

Hospice vacancies roundup Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

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

St. James’s Place Foundation grants enable choice at the end of life Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

The three-year Enabling Choice grants programme funded by St. James’s Place Foundation aims to support new developments that will allow more people to be cared for in their preferred place of care.

Lords debate assisted dying bill Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

Today (18 July) sees the second reading of the assisted dying bill in the House of Lords, with more than 100 peers registered to speak in the debate.

Hospice fundraiser and oldest London Marathon runner up for Justgiving Award Posted on Friday July 18, 2014

Paul Freedman, who has raised over £100,000 for Saint Francis Hospice in Havering-atte-Bower, Essex, has been shortlisted in the ‘Outstanding Commitment to Fundraising’ category of the Justgiving Awards.