Daily News Roundup – 22 March 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Remote monitoring of chronically ill patients not cost-effective says large UK telehealth study

Medical News Today

Telehealth technology does not appear to be more cost-effective than standard support and treatment, according to a new UK study published in the BMJ.

Social care ‘star ratings’ set to return after review gives backing

Community Care

Aggregate ratings for social care services, delivered by the CQC, would fill public information gap on care quality and boost choice for users, finds review commissioned by government.

Launch of new urgent care phone service delayed in third of country

Nursing Times

NHS Direct has been asked to provide a contingency service in almost a third of England due to delays in rolling out the government’s flagship 111 urgent care phone number.

A day in the life of … a volunteer respite carer

The Guardian – social care network

To mark Share the Care week, Margaret Pedler wants to encourage others to sign up to help families with severely disabled children.

What do statistics tell us about changes to levels of volunteering?

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

It is important to look at external influences when making claims about the rise or decline of volunteering.

Free online fundraising platform launches today

Civil Society

A new online fundraising platform where 100% of donations go directly to charity has launched.

Easier online Gift Aid registration ‘could bring in £735m more’

Third Sector Online

Richard Harrison of the Charities Aid Foundation says this is a cautious estimate based on a variety of factors.

LOROS day therapy opens in town hospital

Loughborough Echo

Leicester hospice LOROS has opened a new day therapy service in Loughborough to trial taking its specialist care direct to the communities of Leicestershire and Rutland.

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