The Guardian – healthcare network
There are signs local authorities will forge closer relationships with CCGs than they might have done with primary care trusts, says John Wilderspin, national director of health and wellbeing board implementation at the Department of Health.
Health Service Journal
Commissioners could be freed to award work to a ‘prime contractor’ over five to 10 years from 2014-2015, the Department of Health has indicated.
High levels of drinking and obesity mean England is one of the few places in Europe seeing a major preventable disease getting worse, says Prof Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer.
Cancer patients who do not have long to live are being given surgery or other treatment even though it will bring them no benefit, doctors are warning.
Legacy fundraising should be made a requirement of Charity Commission registration, according to the Legacy 10 campaign group.
Richard Harrison, head of research at the Charities Aid Foundation, says he is confident the figures in the latest UK giving survey are accurate.
This is Hampshire
Judith Kerr read The Tiger Who Came to Tea to youngsters at Naomi House, in Sutton Scotney.
A sell-out pack of 3,000 runners swarmed through Rothamsted Park on Sunday for the annual Herts 10K in aid of Grove House Hospice.
South Wales Argus
Health minister Lesley Griffiths described the new St David’s Foundation day hospice centre as a “fantastic facility” during a tour of the building.