Daily News Roundup – 27 March 2013

Categories: In The Media.

NHS emergency set-up unclear, say MPs

BBC News

The government’s overhaul of the NHS in England mean it is ‘not clear who will be in charge in the event of a health emergency’, MPs have warned.

‘Hopeless commissioning’ stops charities providing NHS services, says minister

Third Sector

Norman Lamb tells conference that many local authorities are encouraging a ‘race to the bottom’ by emphasising price when procuring care services.

Charity Commission claims it is getting ‘much tougher’ on late accounts

Third Sector

The Charity Commission has become ‘much tougher’ with charities that fail to file their annual accounts on time, according to Michelle Russell, its head of investigations and enforcement.

New Big Society Network campaign aims to be ‘biggest fundraising event in history’

Civil Society

Big Society Network is preparing to launch a major Olympic legacy campaign called Britain’s Personal Best, which aims to become the ‘largest mass participation event in Britain, the biggest fundraising event in history and the most successful human development event in history’.

Donation app platform launches

Civil Society

The Alzheimer’s Society, Paypal and Jadu have launched a free mobile app creation platform that allows charities to create a donation app, which they hope will ‘transform mobile donations’ for the sector.

The way we think about charity is dead wrong

TED Talk

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta says too many nonprofits are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done.

Drug dealer’s car handed to city hospice by Plymouth police

Plymouth Herald

A drug dealer’s car seized by police has been donated to St Luke’s Hospice staff.

Princess Alice Hospice appeals for trustees

Epsom Guardian

Princess Alice Hospice is looking for people with expertise in finance, investment, organisation development, fundraising and communication to volunteer for its board of trustees.

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