Daily News Roundup – 3 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

New-look CQC inspections won’t be ‘witch hunt’, Field insists


A revamped CQC inspection regime will not be ‘punitive’, will not force practices to open seven days a week and is likely to identify only a ‘tiny’ proportion of practices who need to make major improvements, the new chief inspector of general practice has told Pulse.

Hospice staff review on hold

Isle of Wight County Press

A controversial staff review at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice has been put on hold. The board issued a statement expressing ‘great concern’ that people had withdrawn their support for the Isle of Wight charity as a result of the shake-up.

Gloria Hunniford reveals how Health Lottery grants are ‘invaluable’ to charities


The TV presenter said the funds can often mean the difference between a service, which cares for vulnerable, sick and bereaved people, staying open or closing.

BBC Radio York launches hospice appeal

York Press

BBC Radio York has chosen Martin House Children’s Hospice as its charity partner. Earlier this year the station invited charities to contact it as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations, so it could help support a local cause that made a clear difference to the lives of people in North Yorkshire.

60 seconds with…Anne Nash, matron at St Christopher’s Hospice in London

Nursing Times

The Nursing Times talks to Anne Nash, matron at St Christopher’s Hospice in London, who has been a nurse for 24 years. 

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice given green light for £944,000 extension

Bexley Times

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice has received the green light from planners to start a government-funded capital project worth £944,000.

Proportion of young people who volunteer has doubled in 10 years, survey finds

Third Sector

Joe Saxton, co-founder of nfpSynergy, welcomes the increase in volunteering levels and says it is important to understand how they can be sustained

Proms concert in aid of hospice

Redditch Standard

A fundraising choir is set to host the area’s own Last Night of the Proms. The Primrose Choir will be joined by master of ceremonies Roger Powell and the West Mercia Police Band for their Proms Concert on Friday, October 11

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