Daily News Roundup – 30 January 2013

Categories: In The Media.

New consumer bodies for healthcare are far behind schedule, claims Labour

The Guardian 

A Freedom of Information survey reveals 29% of councils unable to confirm they will meet April deadline for introduction of local Healthwatch bodies.

Councils cutting spend on care of elderly and disabled, says National Audit Office

The Telegraph

Councils are cutting their spending on care of elderly people even though the majority have not dipped into their financial reserves, the National Audit Office will say today. 

‘We need to change the culture in the NHS’

The Guardian 

Ahead of next week’s Mid Staffs report, three people explain how patient safety and care could be improved.

‘Mobile working’ should be reality for community nurses, says DH report

Nursing Times

Providing community nurses with laptops can significantly increase the number of patients seen and time spent with them, according to findings from a major national project.

Cancer fight ‘hampered in UK by stiff upper lip’

BBC News

The UK’s ‘stiff upper lip’ culture may explain why it lags behind other countries when it comes to beating cancer, say experts.

Bristol’s hospice marks 35 years of proud service

This is Bristol

Nurses from the past and present were among supporters of St Peter’s Hospice who gathered to celebrate the start of the charity’s 35th anniversary year.

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