Daily News Roundup – 18 January 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Care charities ‘would be subject to new corporate abuse law’

Civil Society

Care charities have lined up to support a proposed new law to hold care providers from all sectors – including charities – criminally accountable for neglect and abuse in hospitals and care homes.

GP visits ‘predict care home deaths’

GP Online

GP call-outs and medication use are strong predictors of mortality risk for care home patients, a study has shown. The authors say the findings should help GPs identify patients that may benefit from end of life care.

Trainee nurses should be selected on compassion

The Telegraph

Trainee nurses should be assessed for compassion and kindness before being taken on to courses, an expert said, as she suggested they pick up bad habits when they go on ward placements.

Division might be emerging between charities delivering public services and others, report says

Third Sector

Divisions are widening between charities that deliver public services and rely on contracting for income and those that rely on donations and volunteers, a Third Sector Research Centre report suggests.

How handyperson schemes are helping older people this winter

The Guardian – social care network

The health and wellbeing impact made by not-for-profit home repair schemes doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves.

Banning nurses from social media sites ‘unworkable’

Nursing Times

Trying to prevent nurses and other staff from using Twitter and Facebook in NHS settings is ‘unworkable’, health service managers have been told.

Halton Haven Hospice passes CQC inspection with flying colours

Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News

Halton Haven Hospice has been praised for providing high quality care in a report following an unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

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