Daily News Roundup – 5 April 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Macmillan award for specialist nurses

Beverley Guardian

Three nurses from the Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care team at Humber NHS Foundation Trust have won a top award for their work with complex palliative care patients and their families.

GP duty of candour undermined by ‘inappropriate’ gagging clauses in CCG constitutions


Hundreds of GP practices are blocked from voicing concerns over NHS care in their area under their CCG constitutions, despite the government’s declarations that ‘gagging’ clauses are now unacceptable in the health service after the Francis Inquiry.

First paperless NHS trust helps GP practices go digital

The Guardian – healthcare professionals network

The NHS trust which claimed to be the first to become paperless a year ago is now helping GP practices to do the same.

Nearly half of population ‘gives to charity at least once a month’

Third Sector

Poll by the microfinance provider Oikocredit says one in ten gives once a week, but 17% do so less than once a year.

Institute of Fundraising lobbies for changes to ‘devastating’ EU data plans

Third Sector

Peter Lewis, chair of the Institute of Fundraising, says requiring donors to opt in to allowing their data to be used for marketing purposes would harm direct mail fundraising.

Online multi-charity clothes shop to open later this year

Civil Society

A new online clothes retailing scheme which allows charities to benefit from the sale of clothes donated by supporters, has claimed its nine-month pilot was a success and the system will now launch properly in the autumn.

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research shares free online Gift Aid tool

Third Sector 

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is offering other charities the free use of technology it has developed to make its donor database ready for the new online Gift Aid filing system.

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