Daily News Roundup – 22 February 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Kate Middleton works behind the scenes with hospice charity

The Mirror

She chaired a meeting at St James’s Palace to discuss the work of her charity East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

NHS must operate seven days a week in order to be ‘compassionate’, Sir Bruce Keogh has said

The Telegraph

The NHS must provide routine services seven days a week in order to be “patient centred, compassionate and convenient”, Sir Bruce Keogh, the medical director, has said.

Cabinet Office will launch £36m scheme to support volunteering and social action

Third Sector

The Cabinet Office will invest about £36 million over the next two years in a programme designed to support volunteering and social action.

Professionalism is the best regulator of nursing care

Nursing Times

No professional nurse reading the Francis Report could fail to be concerned by the estimated number of unnecessary deaths in a place the public probably regarded as safe – and with nurses they thought they could trust.

Northern Ireland elderly get more antipsychotic drugs in care homes 

BBC News

Elderly people in Northern Ireland are given drugs such as tranquillisers and anti-dementia drugs at a much higher rate in care homes than when they are living in the community, a study has found.

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