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6 hours ago
Here are the top five questions the British public have asked the search engine about the industrial action – and the answersThe doctors’ strike is trending on Google and on social media – but what are the biggest questions people have about why the junior medics are laying down their stethosc[...]
HealthHealth and Care
6 hours ago
Almost 3,000 operations cancelled ahead of second strikeHunt hints at imposing contracts BMA accuses Jeremy Hunt of rejecting deal How have you been affected?Read the latest summary 2.58pm GMT Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, has boosted efforts to increase the number of medical student[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareMinorities and Immigr
7 hours ago
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, health secretary Jeremy Hunt says the junior doctors’ dispute needs resolution but and comments on the deal proposed by the BMA. Doctors are holding a second 24-hour strike in London over the proposed contracts. Photograph: REUTERS/Stefan WermuthJunior doctors s[...]
HealthHealth and Care
7 hours ago
Health secretary claims 43% of medics have turned up for work as NHS employers urge ministers to impose new contractsJeremy Hunt, the health secretary, has claimed that turnout for the junior doctors’ strike is lower than for last month’s industrial action, with 43% turning up for work, as Downi[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
7 hours ago
With one in 10 women developing a mental illness during or after pregnancy, including postpartum psychosis, not all are lucky enough to be cared for in a specialist mother and baby unitThe arrival of a baby is supposed to be one of the happiest times of a woman’s life. But for a sizeable minority,[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthMinorities and ImmigrationWomens Issues
8 hours ago
Forcing councils to sell off homes and extending right to buy will further profit private landlords, Commons’ committee findsForty per cent of ex-council flats sold through right to buy are being rented out more expensively by private landlords, the Commons communities and local government select [...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
8 hours ago
Jeremy Corbyn challenges David Cameron over housing policy, after reading him a question from a member of the public named Rosie ... not referring to the chief whip for Labour, who is also called Rosie, much to the amusement of MPs in the Commons. Corbyn tells Cameron he needs to acknowledge there i[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
8 hours ago
Coroner attacks Tunbridge Wells hospital’s weekends policy after it delayed CT scan for 69-year-old until Monday and she diedA coroner has criticised a hospital over its failure to send a woman for a potentially life-saving CT scan under “highly unsatisfactory” weekend arrangements.North-west [...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontology
9 hours ago
Medics hold sessions in Manchester with parents and children learning life-saving skills by practising on mannequinsAre you offering your skills to the public?
About 50 junior doctors have taken advantage of strike action to offer the public free life-saving CPR lessons. While others held banner[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment Policy
9 hours ago
My grandmother, Eileen Tottenham, who has died aged 90, was a nursery nurse in the 1940s and 50s. A single mother, she struggled to bring up her daughter, Cherry, and work at the same time.However, she really came into her own as a grandmother, instilling a love of travel, the outdoors and animals i[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and Care
9 hours ago
I needed an operation and lifesaving transfusion when my placenta became stuck – and the care didn’t stop thereI was feeling pretty pleased with how the birth of my son, Elliott, had gone. It certainly hadn’t been easy, but it had been relatively straightforward and had taken just seven hours [...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment Policy
9 hours ago
The Department of Health was allocated £116bn in 2015-16. Here is how it has been shared outAnd this is what each of these organisations does: Continue reading...
HealthHealth and Care
10 hours ago
Junior doctors join picket lines outside NHS hospitals across the UK as a second 24-hour strike over pay and conditions gets under way on Wednesday. Formal talks between the government and the British Medical Association broke down in January over contractual changes to junior doctors’ pay and the[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
12 hours ago
Reading my care files gave me a factual account of my own childhood – and a stronger sense of identityI only met Jane Smith* once but I have a lot to thank her for. When I was seven years old Jane, my social worker, came to visit me in my bedroom at my grandparent’s flat where my mum had left me[...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
13 hours ago
In 2013, consultant vascular surgeon David Nott was working in Aleppo, Syria, helping to deal with gunshot wounds. One day, the doors of his operating theatre burst open and in rushed members of Islamic State. This is what happened next
Disclaimer: all patients have been anonymised Continue read[...]
13 hours ago
Non-urgent procedures called off as junior doctors in England begin second 24-hour strike in protest at proposed new contract• How have you been affected?Junior doctors in England are beginning a second 24-hour strike in protest at the new contract that Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, is threat[...]
HealthHealth and Care
13 hours ago
The campaigner, who was sexually abused as a child, says victims need more support and better justiceA slew of ongoing historical abuse inquiries and investigations, including the independent inquiry into abuse in institutions, instigated by the home secretary, Theresa May, and chaired by New Zealan[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
14 hours ago
Axing student bursaries will make it harder to address the nursing shortage in the NHS and patient care will sufferNursing is a profession I had always considered but it took me a long time to take the decision to finally apply. I had my doubts, part of me wondered if I really wanted it enough to ma[...]
EducationHealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
14 hours ago
area nonprofit, public health manager Madiha Tariq said she hopes the government will hurry to get refugees out of squalid, dangerous refugee camps and to the U.S. “With the Syrian ...
At the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, a Detroit via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHealth and Care
14 hours ago
Severely ill and disabled people in Oxfordshire say they are being asked to foot the bill for drastic council funding cutsIan Felton, 70, does not relish the idea of staying in bed to save money. But he has been forced to consider that option after his local council informed him that he would be pay[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and
14 hours ago
ocial service and religion. Interestingly, the bill did not ban monks from indulging in politics perhaps because all political parties use monk power. Ven Bellanwila Wimalaratna Thera, Chancellor of Sri Jayewardenapura University, told The Island ...
General Social WorkEducation
14 hours ago
adigan spokesman Steve Brown in August 2015 after Rauner said Democrats were to blame for reduced spending on social services because they won't compromise. Contact Political Writer John O'Connor at https://twitter.com/apoconnor. His work can be found at ...
General Social Work
14 hours ago
Working conditions have deteriorated since 2008 in the capital, where pay inequality is greater than anywhere else. But it doesn’t have to be this wayEven in a climate of huge squeezes on public sector budgets we shouldn’t take low pay and poor conditions as a given.There are solutions: last yea[...]
Careers
14 hours ago
Now more than ever, the stakes are high for charities and as a young board member I’m not really sure I know what I am doingI normally wheel it out to impress. “Oh yes, the charity I’m a trustee for ...” is often thrown in to a conversation and will usually at the very least keep the small t[...]
CharitiesChar
14 hours ago
Working on a mental health ward means assessments and meetings, but also making spag bol and playing football in the rainThe familiar clank of the secure doors locking behind me signifies my return to work. On entering the mental health ward I take a deep breath and think about what the day has in s[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health

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6 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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6 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 [...]
 
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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 [...]
 
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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[...]