Daily News Roundup – 9 May 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Queen’s Speech announces adult social care overhaul as cuts deepen

Community Care

Care and Support Bill will modernise adult care law, provide new rights to support for carers and implement cap on self-funders’ care costs, but concerns persist over how effective it will be amid squeeze on council budgets.

Lord Falconer to press on assisted dying law

BBC News

Labour peer Lord Falconer is to table a private members bill this year to change in the law in England and Wales to legalise assisted dying in ‘strictly defined circumstances’.

Why healthcare professionals can’t afford to ignore the potential of apps

The Guardian – healthcare professionals network

Mobile phones won’t take on the role of doctors but they will become more widely used in diagnosis and treatment, so those in the sector should look to develop their own apps.

Short and snappy ‘soundbites’ could be the future for impact reporting

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

Joe Saxton tells CFG conference that ‘tweets’ and ‘nuggets of information’ are more effective in communicating impact than large 30-50 page reports.

Duke of Devonshire visits new St Wilfrid’s Hospice

Eastbourne Herald

The Duke of Devonshire, a patron of St Wilfrid’s Hospice, visited the hospice last week for a tour of the new hospice site.

Support for Shakespeare Hospice support services

Stratford Observer

Stratford Town Trust has awarded Shakespeare Hospice up to £208,000 over three years towards the development of support services for children, young people affected by life-limiting illness and their families.

Jobs loss blow for Leeds hospice

Yorkshire Evening Post

Bosses at Leeds’ St Gemma’s Hospice have unveiled proposals for a ‘staff restructure’ after an internal review to look at where the hospice could save money.

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