Hospital league tables published
Hospital watchdog, the Healthcare Commission, has published the most detailed ever hospital league tables. They reveal the performance of all the NHS trusts in England on a range of criteria from cleanliness to the use of mixed-sex wards and the quality of food to the helpfulness of staff.
The Daily Telegraph, online
New move on bedroom tax
Ministers will publish guidance today saying parents with severely disabled children, who are unable to share a room with their siblings, should be exempt from the controversial under-occupation penalty, or so-called bedroom tax.
The Independent, online
Chocolate ‘can ease symptoms’
A small study by researchers at Hull University found that eating a small 45g bar of dark chocolate a day for two months eased the symptoms of FM, writes nutritionist Juliette Kellow.
Daily Express, p 32 to 41
Healthy Food Guide Magazine
Cameron rejects Fox’s call
Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected a call from former Defence Secretary Liam Fox to stop protecting spending on the NHS, international aid and schools.