Daily News Roundup – 25 February 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Ageing population will have a huge impact on social services, Lords told

The Guardian

Committee to report startling findings of wide-ranging investigation into over-65s and implications for British society.

CQC joins forces with patients’ charity to stamp out poor care for elderly


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Patients Association have joined forces to ensure concerns raised by people about poor care can be acted on quickly.

Plans for care home at hospice submitted

Pontefract and Castleford Express

Plans to build a new care home in the grounds of Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice have been submitted.

Cancer patients ‘at risk from delays’

The Telegraph

Up to a fifth of bowel and prostate cancer sufferers’ lives are being put at risk because they are not referred for treatment within two months of diagnosis, Macmillan has claimed.

How star-gazing could help cancer fight

BBC News

Astronomers and researchers have worked together to use star-gazing techniques to find new ways of analysing tumours.

Analysis: Is rise in volunteering a triumph for the government?

Third Sector

Ministers have hailed the growth in the proportion of people volunteering, but some experts argue it could be just a ‘blip’.

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