Marie Curie

Urgent Steps Needed to Improve End of Life Care for People from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities

Imelda Redmond | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Imelda Redmond

Everyone deserves care that works for them and their families at the end of their lives. However, we know that end of life care is not meeting the needs of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, and we are in danger of failing to reach increasing numbers unless urgent steps are taken.

Helping Those Who Are Terminally Ill Receive the Care They Need at Home

Imelda Redmond | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Imelda Redmond

The second reading of the Care Bill this week provides an opportunity for MPs to look at how including a statutory duty for local authorities to fast track funding for social care can be included in the Bill.

My Award-Winning Charity Challenge

Richard Parks | Posted 16.04.2013 | Home
Richard Parks

I was immensely proud that my challenge raised funds in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. They're are an awesome charity and as many people at some point in their lives are affected by cancer I think people were not only inspired by my efforts during the expedition but really believed in the cause I was trying to help along the way.

Bob and Fred's Skate Night

Jeff Brazier | Posted 24.03.2013 | Home
Jeff Brazier

It's really significant to me that the boys have opened their 'charity account'. The fact they chose Marie Curie who cared for their mum and Grief Encounter who have made their loss less painful indicates they understand what it means to give back and to pay gratitude.

Yasser Arafat, Polonium Poisoning and the Curies

Michael Freemantle | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Tech
Michael Freemantle

Polonium is a silver-grey metallic chemical element that can exist as 33 different species known as isotopes. All 33 isotopes are radioactive. The one that is suspected of killing Arafat is polonium-210, the same isotope that killed the former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

Changes To End-Of-Life Care After Outcry Over Liverpool Care Pathway

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

Changes to end-of-life care and single-sex wards are to be included in the NHS constitution under proposals unveiled on Monday. The reforms are des...

A Factory for Scientific Heroines at the Royal Society of London

Uta Frith | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Tech
Uta Frith

Eleanor Maguire is a scientific heroine. But she doesn't have a Wikipedia entry. How many more stars are there and why are they so hard to see? We may know some names and when we look them up in Wikipedia they are not there.

Caring Enough for Our Future?

Imelda Redmond CBE | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Politics
Imelda Redmond CBE

The Government's White Paper 'Caring for our future' and the plethora of documents which accompanied it represent something of a double edged sword for those of us working to improve services for people in the last few days and months of life.

And The Nation's Favourite Epitaph Is....

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK

An epitaph offers the final chance to impress the world with your wit and wisdom - and the nation has voted Spike Milligan's "I told you I was ill" as...

Who's Not Putting Their Best Foot Forward?

Posted 16.05.2012 | Home

Whoever said modelling wasn't hard work needs to take a look at Kate Moss's trotters. Just look at the state of those things! Never mind spending 15 h...