Daily News Roundup – 30 April 2013

Categories: In The Media.

GP regulators consider complaints ‘hub’ for patients


The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has met with the GMC and the CQC to discuss a central complaints ‘hub’ as their research found patients did not know where to go to complain about NHS services.

NHS fears fuelling support for assisted suicide, poll suggests

The Telegraph

Fears about standards care for terminally ill people in the NHS are fuelling support for the legalisation of assisted suicide, a study suggests.

Chartered Institute of Marketing establishes charity group

Civil Society

The Chartered Institute of Marketing has set up a group specifically for charity professionals, but insists that it is no threat to the Institute of Fundraising. 

Charities’ struggles ‘are now reflected in the bottom line’

Third Sector

Income is static and spending has dropped, according to the UK Civil Society Almanac 2013 from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations’.

Founder of Saint Francis Hospice dies at age of 94

Barking and Dagenham Post

Tributes have been paid to one of the founders of Saint Francis Hospice following her death at the age of 94.

Poots must deliver hospice’s £2m now

Belfast Telegraph

Several months ago Health Minister Edwin Poots pledged £2m from his department to place the Northern Ireland Hospice appeal on a sure footing. Some five months later, this money has not come through, and the hospice is still waiting for help.

St Ann’s Hospice on the hunt for new chair

Manchester Evening News

St Ann’s Hospice, Manchester, is looking for a high-profile figure to take it through one of the most challenging periods in its history.

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