Charity and Voluntary Sector
CHUK: A newly-discovered protein found only in prostate cancer cells could be used as a marker of the disease and offer a new treatment target, according to a study in the British Journal of Cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Each year around 40,800 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK and around 10,700 die from the disease.
CO: The first awards from the £10m Mutual Support Programme have been announced recently by Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office. 3 promising projects, where entrepreneurial frontline staff are working to take over the services they provide, each have been awarded thousands of pounds towards business & professional services to aid their development.
Mutuals are staff-led organisations run or owned by their employees. Public Service mutuals spin out of the public sector and give their employees a high degree of control over how the organisation is run. Evidence also suggests that employee ownership can boost productivity by up to 19%.