Daily News Roundup – 6 March 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Government backs down and agrees to redraft NHS competition rules


The government has announced a rethink of its proposed rules on the use of competition by commissioners, following intense pressure from GP leaders and campaigners.

Call to strengthen NMC powers over lack of Mid Staffs sanctions

Nursing Times

Ministers have been challenged to make urgent changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s powers in order to improve public protection – as it emerged just 13 nurses are currently facing sanctions in relation to the high profile care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.

Institute takes its policy advice social

Civil Society

The Institute of Fundraising is extending its policy helpline to Facebook and Twitter.

Expert advice: Payroll giving

The Guardian – Voluntary Sector Network

Advice from our recent live discussion on getting ahead in payroll giving.

Willowbrook hospice extension to go ahead

St Helens Star

Willowbrook Hospice has been given the green light to extend and refurbish its inpatient unit.

Why Huddersfield’s children’s hospice means the world to Lucy Thompson and family

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Lucy Thompson, aged eight, is among the first to benefit from The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

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