National media briefing: Alcohol Focus Scotland, the Patients Association, the NSPCC and Cancer Research UK

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Alcohol Focus Scotland has won the right to support the Scottish government in its legal battle with drinks manufacturers that oppose the introduction of minimum pricing.

See The Guardian for full story

Some GPs are failing to show enough compassion, refusing to refer patients to consultants and striking off those who complain about their treatment, according to a new report by the Patients Association.

See The Guardian for full story

Social workers are routinely ignoring the suffering of children neglected by their parents, the NSPCC has warned.

See the Daily Mail for full story

The mother of Harry Moseley, the 11-year-old boy who raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK, has paid tribute to her son after a charity shop was opened in his honour.

See BBC News for full story


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