Daily News Roundup – 19 November 2012

Categories: In The Media.

‘Lonely’ older people do not know ‘busy’ neighbours

Nursing in Practice

Age UK is calling on the general public to pledge to help older people in their communities during the winter months.

Interview: Adam Garone

Third Sector

Interview with Adam Garone, co-founder of Movember, on the annual campaign which raises awareness and money for men’s health and prostate cancer charities.

More NHS patients being treated by private firms, survey finds

The Guardian

Private firms now treat almost one in five NHS patients with certain conditions due to the last Labour government’s embrace of competition, a study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies reveals.

Consultants warn care hit by poor deals on supplies 

BBC News

An assessment by consultants Ernst & Young highlights big variations in the prices NHS hospitals in England pay for a range of medical products. 

Safeguarding adults: how do we protect the most vulnerable?

The Guardian – social care network

All staff, from cleaners to chief executives, should know how to raise concerns over abuse and ensure they are listened to, says Keith Brown, director of the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work.

Gorleston nurses’ send out invitation to New Year’s Day dip for St Elizabeth Hospice


Local people have been invited to take a dip in the sea off Gorleston on New Year’s Day to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice.

Hospice plans for Haverhill centre site

Haverhill Echo

Suffolk County Council has agreed to work with St Nicholas Hospice Care to develop an underused centre to provide a ‘community hub’ to deliver services to the people of Haverhill and surrounding areas.

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