Daily News Roundup – 16 January 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Going paperless ‘would save NHS billions’

BBC News

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt wants the NHS to be paperless by 2018 – a move a report says could help save the health service billions of pounds a year. The use of technology can also enable clinicians to spend more time with patients, as demonstrated by John Taylor Hospice.

Hunt quizzed over NHS staffing numbers

Nursing Times

It is ‘totally unacceptable’ for hospitals to have unsafe staffing levels, health secretary Jeremy Hunt insisted today, as Labour declared it was the secretary of state’s job to ensure that every NHS hospital operates with safe staffing numbers.

We must be sensitive to service users’ needs when accepting legacies

Civil Society

Encouraging legacies from service users can be a minefield, says Claire Routley, commenting on a recent article about Wood Green Animal Shelter’s decision to put down a dog belonging to a donor who had made a generous bequest to the charity.

The government must articulate its concept of charity in society

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

In 2013 we need to have a simpler, less bureaucratic Gift Aid system and a government commitment to address pensions, argues Caron Bradshaw, chief executive of the Charity Finance Group.

Overcoming the snooze factor: why the care and support bill matters

Community Care

Blog on why it’s worth keeping an eye on the care and support bill.

Former racing dog brings smiles to hospice

ITV Central

A former racing dog has found a new job since leaving the track, working at a hospice in Derbyshire. Lady the greyhound spends one day a week at Treetops Hospice in Risley, offering comfort to the people there. 

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