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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The family of late locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson and paralysed road accident victim Paul Lamb have lost their right-to-die challenges.
Generation ‘lightbulb’: Medical advances are enabling us to go on and on and on . . . until suddenly we ‘go out’
People are not only living longer but they are staying much healthier in later in life too, according to a new study.
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.
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.
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.