Daily News Roundup – 6 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Could Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin soon be running end of life services in North Staffordshire?

The Sentinel

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.

NHS wastes over £2bn a year on unnecessary or expensive treatments

The Guardian

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.

Welsh cancer drugs fund is ruled out by Mark Drakeford

BBC News

The Welsh government has “no intention” of creating a cancer drugs fund, health minister Mark Drakeford has said.

Poll reveals right-to-die concerns

Press Association/Yahoo News

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.”

Managing bereavement in the workplace

Personnel Today

A look at new non-binding guidance on managing the impact of bereavement in the workplace from Acas.

Trading arms ‘cannot make Gift-Aided donations from reserves to parent charities’

Third Sector

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 launches commission to tackle ‘care deficit’ in public services

Civil Society

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.

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