Daily News Roundup – 19 April 2013

Categories: In The Media.

BMA calls on Lords to throw out ‘section 75’ commissioning rules

GP Online

BMA leaders have called for controversial ‘section 75’ NHS commissioning regulations to be withdrawn over fears that the regulations could force commissioners to put all healthcare services out to tender.

Postcode lottery in cancer survival

The Telegraph

Cancer patients face ‘wide and persistent’ variations in survival rates depending on where they live, according to official statistics.

Call for minimum nursing levels in hospitals

BBC News

Minimum nursing staffing levels are needed to protect hospital patients from the impact of cuts in the NHS, a leading health union says.

BIG re-examines additionality principle

Civil Society

Ceri Doyle from the Big Lottery Fund has said there is a debate within the organisation on its long-held principle of ‘additionality’ – ensuring funding goes to projects which do not carry out the core work of government.

Charities should encourage schoolchildren to give, inquiry hears

Third Sector

Richard Harrison, director of research at the Charities Aid Foundation, says schools are the key to encouraging young people to interact with charity.

Institute of Fundraising calls for web portal to encourage payroll giving

Third Sector

Chief executive Peter Lewis says the Treasury consultation on the issue is an opportunity for government to learn from the sector.

Feature: Physiotherapy is a life-changing service available at Grantham Hospice

Grantham Journal

This feature is the third in a series in the lead up to the launch of St Barnabas Hospice’s ‘£1 in a Pot’ campaign, which aims to raise money for day therapy services.

Homeless raise cash for St Catherine’s Hospice

Lancashire Evening Post 

Residents of a Preston homeless shelter have come to the end of a nine-week project exploring the meaning of life to support St Catherine’s Hospice, Preston.

Electrician who caught a burglar is among Hackney hospice award winners

Hackney Gazette

An electrician who apprehended a burglar and an occupational therapist who organised a team of volunteers to clean up a patient’s home so she could return there to die, have been recognised in the St Joseph’s Hospice Achievement Awards.

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