Tuesday, 18 June 2019

BHF appoints first Chief Technology Officer

Ursula Dolton has been appointed as the British Heart Foundation’s first Chief Technology Officer and will lead the charity’s new Technology directorate.  Ursula will sit...

Lifesaving stem cell donor found for young Chloe

A mother from Fort William is overwhelmed after receiving the news that a potentially lifesaving stem cell donor has been found for her daughter....

New partnership aims to unite for sick children

Children with life-shortening conditions will benefit from a new partnership between the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow and Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better...

Oxfam not happy with the current Ebola response

Reacting to the decision by the World Health Organisation that the Ebola outbreak is not yet a global emergency, Oxfam Programme Manager in the...

Patients spending millions of unnecessary days in hospital

A new analysis of NHS figures by the terminal illness charity Marie Curie shows that patients in England spent 1.7 million unnecessary days in...

Britain leads the way in cutting heart deaths – but there’s still work to be done

A Wessex charity has welcomed news that Britain has cut the rate of heart deaths by almost two thirds, but warns there is more...

New hospital funding to detect deadly heart condition

More people in the West Midlands will be screened for a deadly inherited heart condition, thanks to new funding awarded by the Miles Frost...

Concern after football player continues despite being knocked unconscious

A charity has expressed deep concern after Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar was knocked unconscious in a game for his national team. Switzerland international, Schar,...

New analysis highlights ‘deeply flawed assumptions’ behind Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

New analysis of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill identifies problematic assumptions that could lead to badly implemented law. The analysis of the government's impact assessment...

Health secretary urges national debate on ethics of genomic medicine

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has urged a national debate on the ethics around genomic medicine, as he revealed that he has recently undergone...

Children’s hospices ‘a truly heart-warming example to us all’, says The Duchess of Cambridge

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has said charities like East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) provide 'a truly heart-warming example to us all, creating life-long...

Charities welcome urgent call to reverse public health funding cuts

The Richmond Group of Charities, 14 of the leading health and social care organisations in the voluntary sector, have united behind a call to...

Cross party call for action on charity lottery reform

Leading Conservative MP Priti Patel and Labour peer Lord Boateng have given their support for charity lottery reform and are urging the UK Government...

Dad of premature baby shares his story ahead of Father’s Day to support charity campaign

As Father's Day approaches, a Surrey dad shares his experience of having a premature baby to raise awareness of a local charity's campaign to...

Derby Half Marathon hailed a success as charities receive cash boost

Some came for a personal challenge, a few hoping to win and others to simply get round but all helped make the Derby Half...
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