January 29th 2018

Childrens Hospice Week (CHW) is currently the only awareness and fundraising week for children with serious conditions, of its kind. These children’s hospices greatly need support and Childrens Hospice Week will go a long way to help with funding, but will also help share stories or strength and bravery to…

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nurse discussing medicine options with patient

January 26th 2018

It is now 26 years since the then Health Secretary, Virginia Bottomley, successfully argued in favour of providing hospices with a prescribing budget, instead of using NHS prescriptions to obtain medication. This gave hospices the opportunity to purchase stock medication instead of using patients’ own supplies. Having a budget for…

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January 26th 2018

Who was Dame Cicely Saunders? Dame Cicely Saunders was born in 1918, in Barnet. She was heavily invested in the care of people and during her life was a nurse, a medical social worker and also a physician. She began her work with the terminally ill in 1948, where she…

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