Daily News Roundup – 24 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

RCGP should take neutral stance on assisted dying, says peer


A Labour peer seeking a change in the law on assisted dying has made a plea to the RCGP to take a neutral stance on the issue.

Nightingale House Hospice wins Innovation in Income Generation Award

UK Fundraising

Nightingale House Hospice has won the Innovation in Income Generation Award at the third annual Help the Hospices Awards, for its unusual social enterprise project based on the sale of eco-friendly cardboard animal bedding.

St Giles Hospice joins new art project exploring attitudes towards death

Lichfield Live

A new arts project will examine how patients and staff at a Whittington-based hospice feel about death.

Francis House hospice has changed all of our lives

Manchester Evening News

Interview with a family whose lives have been transformed by the care they have received at Francis House.

US health chief becomes new NHS boss

BBC News

Simon Stevens, a senior executive at a private US health firm, has been appointed to lead NHS England

Heart attack death rates halve from 2001-12 but cancer mortalities rise

The Guardian

Deaths from heart attacks and stroke halved in England and Wales over the first 11 years of this century, while the numbers dying from cancer rose, according to newly published mortality data from the Office for National Statistics.

Lobbying Bill: the noble Lords speak sense

Bubb’s Blog

Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of ACEVO, writes about Tuesday’s debate in the Lords on the lobbying bill, where many Peers voiced their opposition to the bill.

Association of Chairs to be launched tomorrow

Third Sector 

The Association of Chairs, the first membership body of its kind, will aim to develop best-practice standards, offer professional development and champion the role of charity chairs, it said in a statement.

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