Daily News Roundup – 26 March 2013

Categories: In The Media.

We need to refocus end of life care as a health priority

The Guardian – healthcare professionals network

With a clearer picture of what people want and what they get, clinical commissioning groups need to identify gaps and improve care across all services, says Dr Phil McCarvill, head of policy at Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Mid Staffordshire NHS scandal: Government accepts that student nurses need more hands-on experience

The Independent

Student nurses will be made to work for up to a year as junior healthcare assistants if they want to receive NHS funding for their nursing degrees, the government will announce today.

Serious concerns raised about changes to Wales’ organ donation system

Wales Online

The National Assembly’s Health and Social Care Committee agreed the general principles of the Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill but raised concern over the role family and friends would have if Wales moved to a soft opt-out system.

Toll of loneliness: isolation increases risk of death, study finds

The Telegraph

Elderly people who are lonely because they do not see friends or family regularly are almost 50% more likely to die before their time than those who do, a new study shows.

Voluntary sector morale improving, first Charity Pulse figures suggest

Third Sector

Frances Hurst of Birdsong Charity Consulting talks of “light at the end of a very dark tunnel” after last year’s all-time low.

Shortlist unveiled for Third Sector Business Charity Awards

Third Sector

Arthur Rank Hospice, alongside Method Creative, have been short-listed in the Challenge Event (Small Businesses) category, while Whitehead Monckton/chYps are short-listed in the Charity Partnership (Small) category.

Corrie star marks milestone in £3.5m hospice extension

ITV News

Coronation Street’s Sally Dynevor will mark a major milestone in the £3.5 million extension of Francis House children’s hospice.

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