Daily News Roundup – 12 November 2013

Categories: In The Media.

PM Concern On ‘£56m Government Calls Rip-Off’

Sky News

David Cameron is concerned bereaved families and vulnerable people are paying premium rates to contact Government departments.

GPs and commissioners lack resources to uphold Francis recommendations, says GPC chair


GPs and CCGs lack the resources to implement the Francis Report recommendations and must challenge their new responsibilities, the chair of the GPC has warned.

RCN warns of hidden crisis, as 20,000 nursing posts are unfilled

Nursing Times

A growing number of vacant nursing posts represent a “hidden workforce crisis” for the health service, the Royal College of Nursing has warned in a report this week.

Strong foundations of charity boss

Manchester Evening News

No-one has more understanding for Francis House and the thousands of sick children who have passed through its doors than Reverend David Ireland, the charity’s chief executive.

New project underway at Winchester children’s hospice

This is Hampshire.net

The play team at Naomi House and Jack’s Place set up a scheme at the start of the summer, where the young people make their own products and gifts and then sell them in order to raise money for the charity.

Hospice work is under way

Worcester News

An expansion of Acorns Children’s Hospice will “make a real difference” to the seriously ill youngsters.

Classic show tunes provide boost for dementia patients

The Telegraph

Care homes should be filled with the sound of music, researchers claim after discovering benefits of singing Broadway hits.

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