Daily News Roundup – 31 July 2013

Categories: In The Media.

CCGs face cutting services to plug sudden million-pound gaps in budgets


CCG leaders are facing multi-million-pound shortfalls as specialised commissioning and social care take huge bites out of their budgets, putting their plans to improve patient care into doubt.

How charities can become serious players in the NHS

The Guardian

Providing patients with greater choice by enabling them to choose any qualified provider (AQP) has been at the heart of the government’s reforms and vision for the NHS. The concept means that a wide range of new providers can compete in the new market outside of acute and elective care.

London-based offices and rebranding waste of money for charities, public say

The Guardian

Almost three in four people have said that London-based offices and rebranding are a waste of money for charities, an nfpSynergy poll of 1,002 adults has shown.

Average online donations ‘up by 21 per cent’

Third Sector

The average online donation to UK charities has increased by 21% over the past three years, to £64.07, according to research by the fundraising software company Blackbaud.

Scotland’s elderly care at home costs double in eight years

BBC News

The amount of money being spent by Scottish councils providing personal care for elderly people in their own home has doubled in eight years, according to new statistics.

Right-to-die campaigners lose battle

BBC News

The family of late locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson and paralysed road accident victim Paul Lamb have lost their right-to-die challenges.

People are not only living longer but they are staying much healthier in later in life too, according to a new study.

Fundraising boost for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices after birth of royal baby

Cambridge News

A children’s hospice which has the Duchess of Cambridge as its patron has received a fundraising boost following the birth of the royal baby.

Hospice offers new service for families

This is Hampshire

Naomi House, based in Sutton Scotney, is launching a comprehensive community-based respite service for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

Emotional time as hospice opens

This is Lincolnshire

Louth’s brand new day hospice will be open to the public for the first time on Friday. After 10 years of fundraising for a purpose built hospice for Louth, the doors will be open on Friday to the general public with the first service users making use of facilities from next week.

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