Daily News Roundup – 5 February 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Francis report must lead to more ‘patient-centred’ care, say NHS managers

Nursing Times

The public inquiry into failures to prevent routine neglect at a scandal-hit NHS hospital must lead to a more ‘patient-centred’ health service, a body representing NHS managers has urged.

Government procurement process often excludes charities from contracts, NCVO submission says

Third Sector

Government procurement often shows “a lack of understanding of the voluntary sector” and excludes charities from contracts, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations has said in its response to a parliamentary committee on procurement.

What’s your charity’s impact story? Competition

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

Tell The Guardian your charity’s impact story and its vision for the future in 100 words or fewer for a chance to win a bespoke animated video.

Choice in social care has worked for some; it must now work for all

Community Care

Choice in social care has worked for some but left others behind; but recent reports show how action to open up the care market can deliver choice, and better outcomes, for all, says Alex Fox, chief executive of Shared Lives Plus.

Hospital calls wrong family to say goodbye to mother they put on DNR order

The Telegraph

Nurses mixed up the next-of-kin number with that of another patient – meaning the family of Avril Chadwick were not consulted about the DNR notice, or able to be with her when she passed away.

Jo Brand in performance for Donna Louise Children’s Hospice

BBC News

Comedian Jo Brand is to stage a one-off performance to raise funds for a children’s hospice she supports in Stoke-on-Trent.

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