Daily News Roundup – 2 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

NHS regulator to act as ‘chief whistleblower’ on health

The Telegraph

Jeremy Hunt told the Conservative Party conference that the Care Quality Commission will be given standalone status like that of the Bank of England.

Big rise in number of Scottish centenarians

BBC News

There are 800 people in Scotland over the age of 100, according to figures from the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Unions push for nurses pay to rise by minimum of 1%

Nursing Times

Unions want a minimum 1% pay rise for nurses from April next year and will demand a living wage for the lowest paid NHS staff.

Hospital’s bereavement suites revamped

Gazette News

Facilties used by people after the death of a loved one have been transformed as part of a £92,000 upgrade at Colchester General Hospital.

Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron backs Westmorland Gazette’s Driving Hospice Care Campaign

The Westmorland Gazette

Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, has shown his support for the campaign to help buy 4x4s for Hospice at Home nurses at St John’s Hospice.

Visiting nurses in Rutland and Bennington to merge

Rutland Herald

A plan to combine the visiting nurse associations and hospices located in Rutland and Bennington has been approved by the administrators in both towns and may take affect as early as January.

Anne takes the plunge for Hospice

North Devon Gazette

A former mayor of Torrington is pulling on her goggles and jumping into the murky waters of the River Taw to swim a mile for the North Devon Hospice.

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