Daily News Roundup – 23 May 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Drop in district nurse numbers ‘adds to NHS pressure’

BBC News

Official figures show the number of district nurses has fallen by 40% in the past decade. The Royal College of Nursing and Queen’s Nursing Institute say this is adding to the pressure on hospitals.

Staff voice fears over quality of care in NHS

The Independent

Three out of four senior health service staff complain that quality of care is not given sufficient priority in the NHS, according to a survey by The King’s Fund.

COPD patients suffer chronic pain similar to those with arthritis

Nursing Times

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience significant chronic pain of similar severity to the pain of arthritis, a new study has found.

Personal budgets improve outcomes but still blighted by bureaucracy

Community Care

A survey of 3,400 personal budgets recipients and carers finds personal budgets have greatest impact when councils reduce red tape for practitioners and families.

Commission moots indicating FRSB membership on charity register

Civil Society

Charities’ membership of the Fundraising Standards Board could be included on the charity register from 2014, alongside details of any public fundraising arrangements, following proposals put forward by the Charity Commission.

North London Hospice heroes awarded for going the extra mile this International Nurses Day

Barnet and Potters Bar Times

Nursing heroes were showered with flowers, tea and cake as a special thank you for the work they do caring for terminally ill patients in Barnet and Enfield.

Health minister confident over Acorns’ care target

Worcester Standard

Health minister, Dan Poulter MP, has said he is confident Acorns Children’s Hospice will be able to meet its target of caring for more youngsters with life limiting illnesses over the next few years.

Cancer patients get quicker support


At Fair Havens Hospice, the Macmillan nurses, hospice at home and day care teams, have joined together to form the Fair Havens Community Hospice Service, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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