Daily News Roundup – 13 March 2013

Categories: In The Media.

British girls can expect shorter lives than continental cousins

The Telegraph

When it comes to female life expectancy, the UK is only equal 19th on the list, according to a new World Health Organisation report into European health.

Disabled families still aren’t exempt from the bedroom tax

New Statesman

The ‘discretionary fund’ cited by Duncan Smith will cover just £2.71 of the £14-a-week loss in housing benefit facing disabled claimants.

Will clinical commissioning groups take the NHS in the right direction?

The Guardian

As GP-led clinical commissioning groups prepare to start work, three of their leaders reveal what they hope to achieve.

Will a single rating for hospitals limit or support patient choice?

The King’s Fund blog

Anna Dixon gives her thoughts on the Nuffield Trust’s health and social care ratings review into whether there should be a summary rating for hospitals and other care providers.

David Blunkett to chair Charities Aid Foundation giving inquiry

Third Sector Online

The former Home Secretary will be joined by Conservative MP Andrew Percy and Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Tyler.

Drive aims to recreate the volunteering buzz of London 2012

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

The chief executive of National Council for Voluntary Organisations talks about a campaign to find new volunteers.

Princess Alice Hospice in Esher highlights the important work of its apprentices

This is Local London

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Princess Alice Hospice is highlighting the important role its apprentices play in the work of the charity.

Halton Haven Hospice recruits volunteer patient and family representative

Runcorn and Widnes World

The hospice is looking for a volunteer patient/carer representative to talk to patients and their families about their experiences of services provided at the hospice and pass on this information at meetings in the hospice.

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