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End of Life Care

News and practice for end of life and palliative care nursing specialists

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer nursing charity appoints new chief executive


Macmillan Cancer Support has announced that it has appointed Lynda Thomas as its new chief executive.

Norfolk nurse sees 'slow progress' in Ethiopian palliative care


A twinning arrangement between palliative care specialists in Norfolk and hospices in Ethiopia is starting to make “progress” in the Africa country, according to a nurse involved with the scheme.

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Latest research: end of life care

Being admitted to hospital can be overwhelming for patients with dementia

Enhancing healthcare assistants' dementia role Subscription Required


Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital.

Working together on a new end-of-life care plan

Working together on a new end-of-life care plan Subscription Required


Across Cheshire, health professionals and patients have come together to create local end-of-life care plans, aligned with the recently five priorities for care.

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Audit of NHS care for the dying published

Audit of NHS care for the dying published

“Thousands of patients are “dying badly” in NHS hospitals every year,” The Independent reports.

An innovative way to overcome the tricky issue of visiting hours


The topic of when and for how long relatives and friends can visit on hospital wards has long been a much discussed topic.



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