Daily News Roundup – 22 April 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Labour to launch health and social care commission

BBC News

Labour is to set up an independent commission to investigate how best to integrate health and social care.

Government answers attack on cancer patient costs

The Independent

The Department of Health has defended its record in the face of growing criticism over the number of cancer patients who are forced into financial hardship after being diagnosed with their disease.

Pioneer professor leads battle on heart disease

The Guardian

The British Heart Foundation has launched a new TV advert as part of a campaign to raise awareness of heart disease and its consequences.

Why it’s important to get older people and carers confident online

The Guardian

Rates of digital exclusion in social care are higher than in the general population.

Charities warn voluntary sector will be pushed out of NHS service delivery

Civil Society

A coalition of charities has urged peers to vote to annul secondary procurement regulations attached to the Health and Social Care Act, that they say could push the voluntary sector out of delivering NHS services. 

Payroll giving reform must go beyond government proposals, say sector bodies

Civil Society

Government proposals to improve payroll giving by opening up the market have been met with trepidation by sector bodies, which propose reforms go further to include online portals, service-level agreements between agencies and charities and the consolidation of back-end processes. 

Artwork created by patients at St David’s Hospice Care, Newport unveiled

South Wales Argus

Patients of St David’s Hospice Care, in Newport, were invited to take part in an arts project, set up with a £5,000 award from Big Lottery Fund – Grab a Grant, in association with the Argus.

Isabel Hospice supports Dying Matters

Herts and Essex Observer

Isabel Hospice is supporting a national initiative aimed to getting people to talk about the taboo subject of death.

Government awards Myton Hospice more than half a million

Kenilworth Weekly News

The Department of Health has awarded £442,000 to the charity to spend on improving counselling facilities and relative accommodation at its Warwick site, as well as a further £90,000 to make improvements at its hospice in Rugby.

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