Daily News Roundup – 17 April 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Doctors discuss us as if we’re not there, says one in four patients

The Telegraph

A survey of more than 60,000 patients treated in NHS hospitals in England found that one in five felt they were not given enough information about their condition and treatment, and one quarter said there was no one they could talk to about their worries and fears.

Fears for elderly bladder cancer patients

The Independent

Experts have raised concerns that older bladder cancer patients are not being given treatments that could cure their disease.

The UK’s long tradition of voluntary activity is set to strengthen

The Guardian

The future lies in more effective cooperation between open government, a more socially responsible private sector and a stronger civil society, says Nick Hurd, minister for civil society.

New social game plans to raise up to $1bn in a year for charity

Civil Society

A new social game which pits players against each other in a ‘numerical battleship’ reckons it can raise up to $1 billion annually for charity.

Crowdfunding: Don’t believe the hype?

Civil Society

Crowdfunding remains a top buzzword, but is there substance to the style? Ryan Bromley and Kevin Waudby outline how crowdfunding has evolved, and how charities can engage.

Hospice gets royal seal of approval

Hastings and St Leonards Observer

The Duke of Gloucester will be visiting St Michael’s Hospice on 16 April to launch Hospice Neighbours, a new community initiative, and unveil a new sculpture.

Work due to start on Wirral hospice

Liverpool Echo

Work is due to start this summer on a major revamp of St John’s Hospice in Wirral, after the hospice was awarded £553,274 by the Department of Health for the redevelopment work on its day care wing.

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