Daily News Roundup – 18 December 2012

Categories: In The Media.

Keep the bureaucrats hands off our hospices: Michael Howard

The Times (Subscription required)

The places where the dying find care and compassion are threatened by NHS red tape.

Former Tory leader warns over NHS reforms

The Telegraph

Britain’s hospices are under threat because of red tape caused by the Coalition’s NHS reforms, Lord Howard of Lympne has said.

Specialist hospice support for patients to stay home this Christmas

Lancashire Evening Post

Specialist support from St Catherine’s Hospice community clinical nurse specialist team will help patients remain at home this Christmas.

St Ann’s Hospice hit by nearly 50% drop in legacies

Manchester Evening News

A sharp drop in gifts from legacies took the gloss off the 40th anniversary celebrations for St Ann’s Hospice.

Can charities still benefit from Christmas?

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

Christmas is traditionally a time for giving, but in today’s consumerist society, one that is feeling the effects of the difficult financial climate, can charities still benefit?

All NHS staff told to embrace the ‘6Cs’ of nursing: care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment

Nursing Times

All NHS staff – not just nurses and midwives – have been told they must embrace the values of patient care set out in the national nursing strategy for England.

How social care commissioning skills are being improved

Community Care

Better approaches to considering the needs of carers are among the fruits of the National Skills Academy for Social Care’s commissioning training programme, says project manager Helen Smith.

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