Daily News Roundup – 2 April 2013

Categories: In The Media.

CQC warns lack of understanding of Mental Capacity Act

Nursing Times

People with mental illness or learning disabilities may be being deprived on their liberties, the Care Quality Commission has warned after they found that there is a ‘widespread’ lack of understanding about the Mental Capacity Act.

Bowel cancer rates for men rise by 29%

The Independent

Bowel cancer rates among men have increased by more than a quarter in the last 35 years, while women have experienced a rise of only 6%, according to the report from Cancer Research UK.

Cancer survivors need ‘recovery package’, ministers say

BBC News

All cancer patients should receive a ‘recovery package’ at the end of their treatment offering ongoing support, the Department of Health has said.

GPs call for rethink on delayed 111 health hotline

The Guardian

The 111 non-emergency health phoneline had been due to come into full effect by this week but now will not be operational nationwide until June.

NHS staff whistleblower hotline launched


A whistleblowers’ helpline has come into force, helping NHS staff highlight concerns about Scotland’s health services without fear of losing their jobs.

Top care award for Countess Mountbatten House

Southern Daily Echo

Countess Mountbatten House has been given ‘exemplar status’ by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Award for hospice

Salisbury Journal

Salisbury Hospice won first prize at Wiltshire’s annual Health Improvement Partnership Awards.

Duchess launches Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice appeal

Rutland and Stamford Mercury

The Duchess of Gloucester has launched an appeal to raise £6 million for a new building at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.

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