Daily News Roundup – 3 September 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Dr John Smith: This is an opportunity to improve hospices

Northamptonshire Telegraph

Funding changes can create an opportunity to improve Cransley Hospice, says founder Dr John Smith.

A morning’s work a week is worth £1,500 to Hospice

Newtownabbey Times

According to The Northern Ireland Hospice, volunteering in one of their shops for a morning or afternoon each week is the equivalent of donating £1,500 every year to the charity.

MPs to debate lobbying bill amid charity ‘gagging’ concern

BBC News

MPs are set to debate new rules on lobbying amid a warning from charity leaders they could be “damaging”.

Are emotive appeals effective in persuading people to give to charity?

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

Charities are often told that to attract attention they need emotive appeals, but guilt-tripping can have the opposite effect.

Key telehealth group axed


The 3millionlives industry group, set up by the government to promote efforts to have three million patients using telehealth by 2017, has been disbanded amid growing evidence the programme is experiencing difficulty.

Call for rare conditions drugs fund

BBC News

A group of MPs is calling for a ring-fenced fund to pay for drugs for rare conditions.

Loneliness of dementia revealed

BBC News

Communities need to look after people with dementia because too often they feel trapped and cut off from everyday local life, says the Alzheimer’s Society.

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