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Richard Handover, chair of Power to Change Trust (credit Sandra Rowse photography)

Richard Handover, former chairman and CEO of WHSmith, has been appointed as chair of the new £150m Power to Change Trust, which will give grants to community-led enterprises across England.

School's out on social media checks

Gideon Schulman responds to the question of assessing the social media profiles of potential staff.

Michelle Mitchell will become CEO of MS Society in September 2013

After more than six years at Age UK, where she has progressed from communications director to charity director general, Michelle Mitchell will join MS Society as chief executive from September.

Simon Gillespie

Simon Gillespie is to leave his post as chief executive of the MS Society to take the reins at the British Heart Foundation from next April.

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Ciarán Devane, CEO, Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support, Arthritis Care and Epilepsy Action are among a coterie of charities that will be funded by the Department of Health to develop their skills as commissioning support organisations.


NCS support wheel

The Department of Health has awarded £56,500 to a non-profit commissioning support body set up by three charities, to enable it to help other healthcare charities become commissioning support organisations themselves.

Graham Faulkner

The Epilepsy Society has become an affiliate member of the voluntary sector-led neurology commissioning support organisation set up to influence NHS commissioning, after it identified large sums of money being wasted on unnecessary epilepsy treatment.

NCS support wheel

A commissioning support agency set up by the MND Association, MS Society and Parkinson’s UK is set to reap the benefits of the new commissioning landscape proposed in the Health and Social Care Bill.

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