Daily News Roundup – 23 April 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Ministers consider ‘hospital hotels’ for elderly patients to tackle bed-blocking on NHS wards

The Independent

NHS England is to review the idea of ‘hospital hotels’, based on a system used in Scandinavia, where elderly patients can recover from illnesses or falls.

New checklist for charities published as HMRC online Gift Aid system goes live

Third Sector

Umbrella bodies issue guidance on using new service, as Sir Stuart Etherington of the NCVO warns that many charities remain unprepared for September changeover.

Government to reassess the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme in 2016

Third Sector

The government will review the progress of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme in three years’ time to ensure it is working properly, according to Sajid Javid, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury.

CRA chief writes to Miliband over charity shop concerns

Civil Society

Charity Retail Association CEO Warren Alexander has written to Labour leader Ed Miliband seeking reassurance that the party’s new proposals to give local communities more control over their high streets will not unintentionally harm charity shops. 

St Catherine’s Hospice specialist lymphoedema nurse scoops national prize

Lancashire Evening Post 

A specialist nurse from St Catherine’s Hospice has been named Lymphoedema Care Nurse of the Year at the British Journal of Nursing Awards.

Severn Hospice backs bowel cancer campaign


A Shropshire charity is supporting National Bowel Cancer Month after seeing a rise in the number of patients in their care suffering from the disease.

Ex-Towie star, Mark Wright, from Romford, meets children at hospice

Romford Recorder

Mark, from Romford – who first found fame on ITV2’s The Only Way is Essex – visited Haven House to find out more about the vital work that the charity does and to meet some of the children and families who use the service.

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