Daily News Roundup – 4 April 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Jeremy Hunt orders fresh consultation on rewriting NHS constitution

The Telegraph

Jeremy Hunt has indicated he is prepared to rewrite the NHS constitution to ensure that the rights of patients are enshrined at the heart of the service after criticism over his response to the Mid Staffordshire inquiry.

Concerns over cancer fund future

BBC News

Cancer charities are warning of uncertainty over future access to life-extending drugs when a dedicated fund ends next year.

Monitor chief executive says it would be ‘mad’ to force unnecessary tendering


The chief executive of healthcare sector regulator Monitor has rejected claims that controversial new competition regulations could lead to a sharp increase in competitive tendering for NHS services.

Poorest people give highest proportion of income to charity, says study

Third Sector

The percentage of people who donate has fallen in the downturn, but the average amount given has increased slightly, according to analysis by Professor Yaojun Li.

Oxfam to offer Nectar points on charity donations

The Guardian

Charity hopes giving Nectar points for unwanted items will raise millions of pounds.

Marking 40 years of essential care: the Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Ashbourne News Telegraph

Hospices have changed. They still provide the best nursing care you could ever want, but you’d be surprised at what you find behind their doors, as Jane Bewick Green discovered at the Stoke-on-Trent hospice.

Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice celebrates 25th anniversary

EDP 24

A local hospice service that began life as an idea being discussed around a kitchen table has celebrated 25 years of bringing comfort and support to those in need.

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