Daily News Roundup – 25 March 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Hospices to get charity tax break

The Times

A review of competition in the health service, to be published this week by Monitor, will recommend that voluntary organisations be granted VAT exemption on a wide range of goods and services.

New care czar to protect elderly after Mid Staffordshire report

The Telegraph

A powerful new post aimed at protecting the elderly and other vulnerable adults in care homes is to be created as ministers prepare to react to the report into the failings of Mid Staffordshire hospital.

CCG to invite consortium bids for integrated service

Health Service Journal

A clinical commissioning group is tendering for an integrated provider of acute and community musculoskeletal services, to be paid through a ‘year of care’ budget.

Reducing bureaucracy in the NHS

The Guardian – healthcare network

Following the Francis report, the NHS Confederation was asked to review bureaucracy. Mike Farrar reveals some early findings.

Patients are at risk as hospitals axe 5,000 nurses, warns union

The Guardian

Royal College of Nursing claims switch to healthcare assistants is putting lives in danger.

Young cancer deaths ‘halved in last 30 years’

BBC News

The number of teenagers and young adults dying from cancer in the UK has halved since the 1970s, according to a report from Cancer Research UK.

What different finance options are there, and which is best for your charity?

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

Many charities have become more open to borrowing, and are investigating social finance and social impact bonds.

Branson and Berners-Lee to judge Google £2m competition for charities

Civil Society

Google has launched a new competition awarding £2 million to four UK non-profits using technology for social change. 

Mary reflects on 17 years at hospice’s helm

Todmorden News

The outgoing chairman of Overgate Hospice has said her 17 years in the role have been full of memories that she will treasure forever.

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