Daily News Roundup – 19 September 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Compassion is not the answer to failings in the NHS

The Guardian

After the Francis report, David Cameron urged healthcare professionals to be more compassionate. But is he right?

Secret ban on face veils for staff at 17 hospitals

The Telegraph

The Government has ordered a review of all health service policies on workers’ uniforms. It will ask professional regulators to draw up clear rules so that communication with patients is always given priority over the right of a nurse or doctor to wear a veil.

Authentic audiences give smaller charities an advantage on social media

The Guardian

The 2013 Charity Social Index suggests small might be the new big for charities.

Analysis: Big gap between priorities of CCGs and ‘rising star’ wellbeing boards

Health Service Journal

HSJ analysis has revealed a gulf between the stated aims of clinical commissioning groups and council hosted health and wellbeing boards, with the two organisations sharing no priorities in two-fifths of CCG areas.

Care Inspectorate seeks an army of volunteers

Third Force News

Members of the public are being called on by Scotland’s Care Inspectorate to help drive up standards in care homes.

Francis House: Tough job, but such a special place to work

Manchester Evening News

The Manchester Evening News has teamed up with Francis House to help raise funds for its new £3.5m extension. Andy Buckley finds out what life is like for staff there.

Winchester hospice appoints new chairman

This is Hampshire

David Holmes has taken over the role as chairman at Naomi House and Jack’s Place hospices from Prof Khalid Aziz.

Betheda Hospice

BBC Alba

A documentary about the Bethesda Hospice in Stornoway, Western Isles, will be shown on BBC Alba tonight (Thursday 19 September) at 9pm,  repeated on the evening of Monday 23 September.

Husband joins Marie Curie Hospice development board after their care for his dying wife

Daily Record

A rugby club stalwart who lost his wife to cancer has joined other business figures to boost fundraising for the city’s Marie Curie Hospice.

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