Daily News Roundup – 22 May 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Bereavement counselling for adults with learning disabilities

Radio 4, All in the Mind, at approx 20 mins

Noelle Blackman, CEO of Respond, discusses the benefits of bereavement counselling for adults with learning disabilities.

GPs to be consulted on support for legalisation of assisted dying 


The Royal College of General Practitioners is to consult its members on whether the college should support a parliamentary bill that would change the law on assisted dying for terminally ill patients.

NHS boss set to retire next year

BBC News

Sir David Nicholson has announced he will step down in March 2014 from his position as chief executive of NHS England.

Regulators to launch consultation on new Sorp in July

Third Sector

A four-month consultation into a new charity Statement of Recommended Practice is expected to be launched in July by the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

Commission reissues business rate relief warning

Civil Society

The Charity Commission has reissued an alert for charities about the risks of entering tenancy agreements that intend to take advantage of business rate relief. 

Plans for new £15m hospice in Bellahouston Park given approval

STV Glasgow

The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice is to construct a new palliative care facility in Glasgow, to replace the hospice’s home of 30 years.

St Oswald’s Hospice goes on the road

Chronicle Live

St Oswald’s Hospice is taking its roadshows to the North East to tell people about its services and provide expertise in palliative care and the treatment of Lymphoedema.

Daring Doris abseils down Portsmouth tower block on her 99th birthday

Portsmouth News

Doris Long has marked her 99th birthday by abseiling from the top of an 11-storey building, in aid of Rowans Hospice.

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