Sir Richard Branson, an IT firm and two NHS trusts are among the shortlisted bidders aiming to take over cancer and end of life services in Staffordshire.
The NHS is wasting about £2 billion a year and risking patients’ health by giving them too many x-rays, drugs and treatments they do not need, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges claims.
The Welsh government has “no intention” of creating a cancer drugs fund, health minister Mark Drakeford has said.
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A poll by ComRes found that 54% agreed that people “should have the right to end their lives whenever they choose and the state should help them by providing lethal drugs.”
A look at new non-binding guidance on managing the impact of bereavement in the workplace from Acas.
The Charity Commission will update its CC35 guidance to clarify that trading subsidiaries cannot make Gift-Aided donations from their reserves to their parent charities.
Acevo has launched a new commission on the role that civil society should play in future public service delivery, and warned of a “care deficit” in public services.