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3 hours ago
Visit by a midwife the day after a home birth was what probably saved Milli as well as the paramedics and doctor who recognised what was wrongIt was my first pregnancy. It was 10 days late. I went into labour naturally at about 5am and was properly in labour at about 11am.I had Milli at home and it [...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 hours ago
Panel convened to analyse deadly outbreaks says capacity to respond to communicable diseases remains ‘woefully insufficient’A global epidemic far worse than the Ebola outbreak is a real possibility and could kill many millions if the world does not become better prepared to deal with the sudden [...]
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5 hours ago
NHS privatisation in England has increased dramatically since the Health and Social Care Act was passed in 2012. The most recent official figures show that in 2013-14 the NHS paid £6.6bn to private healthcare firms – the equivalent of £18m a day. But despite this huge outlay, there is [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 hours ago
David Cameron announces plans to cut reoffending and make it easier for people with criminal records to find employmentPrisoners could be released during the day to go to work and ex-offenders may not have to disclose their criminal records to employers as part of government proposals to cut reoffen[...]
HealthCriminal Justice
8 hours ago
It is such processes that distinguish us from lynch mobs, be they in dusty Mississippi towns, dustier Iraqi ones – or on TwitterIt looks as if the Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, is edging towards an apology to Field Marshall Lord Bramall, 92, over unfounded allegations o[...]
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9 hours ago
Noam Tamir is in the late stages of liver failure and needs a transplant. His son Jonny is giving 61% of his healthy liver to his father in a living donor hepatectomy performed by Professor Massimo Malagó at the Royal Free Hospital, London. We hear from Jonny, his mother Ruth and Noam and see foota[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
10 hours ago
As the health services endures its biggest squeeze, talk of it being unviable is wide of the mark. We cannot afford to do without itHow many times have you read that the NHS is bust? No need for answers on a postcard: I can tell you.Over 2015, the number of national newspaper headlines featuring “[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
10 hours ago
There is no clarity on whether the Indian railways is a commercial entity or a tool to meet social service obligations. As the transporter needs to invest a lot of money for the expansion and up keep of its infrastructure, there needs to be a proper ...
General Social Work
10 hours ago
dependent states for more credit downgrades and greater financial stress.
In a recent report, Petek said that as oil industry jobs losses mount, so too does demand for state via Live.com News 
General Social WorkEducation
10 hours ago
Whether it be via direct partnerships or the acquisition of well-placed British groups, US health companies see plenty of upside in ‘supporting’ the NHS
The patriotically named Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) has seen a big opportunity in working with the NHS since 2006. The company [...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
11 hours ago
ince attendance to Boutique Day is by “invitation only,” students must be prequalified by guidance counselors, teachers and social service agency personnel, who refer high school girls to the program. Referrals are welcome through antons.com/belle.
General Social WorkEducation
11 hours ago
kind of always wanted to do social work, but I never named it as social work. When I was younger, I wanted to be a child protection lawyer. Then I wanted to do journalism, but I wanted to do more, like, journalism that would help people. And then I ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
11 hours ago
ancel was followed at the podium by Gigi Li, chairperson of Community Board 3. Li said she has a plan for “expanding social services, investing in youth and education and encouraging smart development.” Without mentioning him by name, she referenced ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducation
11 hours ago
t least 300,000 Syrian children in Turkey are not in school, and health care and social services, though theoretically free, are underfunded. In a promising first step, a conference of international donors on the Syrian crisis in London on February 4th ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
11 hours ago
‘Free at the point of use’ has had its day. Other European countries use health insurance without the poor suffering, so why can’t we?
With no extra money available to resource a “seven-day health service” properly, the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, can only attempt to achieve this re[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
12 hours ago
erhaps, although users of social services often come to accept many things that might not be good for them. Even the former CTO of Facebook, Adam D’Angelo, acknowledges that there are problems with a filtered feed. Prediction: everything you like about ...
General Social Work
12 hours ago
With contracts worth £5.5bn going to private firms, health sector unions warn of slide to US-style system in which level of care depends on ability to payTrade unions representing half a million NHS workers have warned that a “surge in privatisation” of the health service risks creating a syste[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
12 hours ago
My colleagues in A&E may have dramatic stories of life and death, but they’ll never know their patients as well as I know mineBeing a GP feels a little like being someone’s friend – without the awkward small talk or feigned interest in their love life. I’m granted 10–minute glimpses in[...]
HealthHealth and Care
13 hours ago
Responsibility for attendance allowance could be transferred to local authorities, but critics say it is disguised cost-cuttingGovernment plans to transfer responsibility of a £5bn social care benefit to councils are disguised cost-cutting and could restrict the number of older people getting [...]
PolicyHealth and Care
13 hours ago
Public spending on health services reached £2,069 per person in the UK in 2014-15, but it does not benefit everyone to the same extent. Your annual cost to the NHS depends on your gender, age, and how frequently you use the health services Continue reading...
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
14 hours ago
Doctors and nurses urged to return to NHS from ‘rip-off’ agencies that are taking away money needed for patient treatment
Locum doctors and nurses are unfairly earning significantly more than their NHS counterparts by working for “rip-off agencies”, according to health sector regulators. [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
14 hours ago
A little bit of a language mix-up leads to a young multilingual Dr Ed Gold, consultant in emergency medicine, earning a less than complimentary nickname for the rest of his junior doctor years. The latest in our Confessions from A&E series about life at the heart of the NHS, that will make you l[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
15 hours ago
being, despite not knowing exactly what was going on. They later told detectives ...
The girl was well via Live.com News 
General Social Work
15 hours ago
Cambridgeshire is just one of many authorities forced to cut social care, leaving increasing numbers of elderly people stuck in hospital wards or waiting in A&E The debating chamber of Cambridgeshire council belongs to a distant age. When it was built, local councils ran local services.Once the [...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGerontology
15 hours ago
We see the impact on children’s mental health when they miss out on secure shelter for the first two years of lifeA roof over your head is not a luxury, it’s an absolute necessity for all, and that is especially the case for families with young children. Not having a place to live that is afford[...]
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4 days ago
By Maren Dale, News contributor Social workers are aware of the importance of building cultural awareness in order to work effectively with people from various racial and ethnic groups. However, the need has increased for social workers to dive deeper and develop cultural competence in relation to s[...]
 

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4 days ago
Palliative care professionals work with the dying; dealing with death and bereavement falls within their purview. Dealing with death and bereavement on a day to day basis takes its toll on palliative care professionals. How do they cope? In a recent issue of Health and Social Work published by NASW [...]
 
5 days ago
As you all know the water situation in Flint finally climaxed and everyone is scrambling to help in various ways. Last week, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Michigan Chapter put out a call to action to social workers who are looking for ways to get involved at any level. More than [...]
 
1 week ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Addressing the need for standards in mental health and substance use care is particularly critical given the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, according to a newly released report by the Instit[...]