National media briefing: Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation, health charities pledge to use atlas maps on spending variations, and the Somerset Community Foundation

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National media briefing
National media briefing

Variations in the amputation rates in diabetes patients in England have been described as shocking by Diabetes UK.

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The comedians Jo Brand and Isy Suttie have been added to the bill of a one-off charity stage show that is being screened live in selected cinemas to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

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A coalition of 10 charities, including Asthma UK, have pledged to use a new atlas, which maps health spending and outcomes among primary care trusts, to fight variations in care.

See The Guardian for full story

Well-off pensioners in rural areas are donating their winter fuel payments to those who really need it, as part of a scheme launched by the Somerset Community Foundation.

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