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8 hours ago
B
y Paul R. Pace, News staff Nearly 50 BSW and MSW students from across the country gathered for educational sessions on health care, leadership and advocacy activities on Capitol Hill as part of the Social Work Health Care Education and Leadership Scholars (Social Work HEALS) Student Policy Summit, [...]
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8 hours ago
We asked doctors to send us their messages for the health secretary after he decided to impose a new contract on themToday, I started looking into alternative careers. I’ll work to the bone for the patients, but not for your political agenda. Christopher Shaw, 27, London Continue reading...
HealthHealth and Care
9 hours ago
Doctors’ union threatens to ‘consider all options’ in continuing fight after health secretary says it rejected his final offerMinisters have decided to impose a new contract on NHS junior doctors after the British Medical Association rejected a “best and final” offer to settle the bitter d[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
10 hours ago
Psychiatrist Dr Adam Osborne’s fitness to practice was impaired by misconduct over two-year relationship, medical tribunal foundGeorge Osborne’s psychiatrist brother has been struck off after a two-year relationship with a vulnerable patient he had been treating for anxiety and depression.
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HealthHealth and CareMental Health
11 hours ago
Mentoring young people who look after parents with mental health problems is part of the preparation for a fast-track graduate programmeMondayI get a call from the Think Ahead team, checking some details before I start my role with them in July. I’ve been accepted on to their fast-track graduate p[...]
EducationChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
11 hours ago
Temporary staff are often blamed for the budget crisis, but healthcare agencies say new maximum rates of pay are too low and will force them to walk awayIt was the hours, rather than the money, that prompted Wol Sibanda to leave the National Health Service for a healthcare agency.Sibanda worked for [...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment Policy
11 hours ago
Are you a junior doctor who opposes the new contract? Send a 50-word message to the health secretary explaining whyThe government has decided to impose a new contract on NHS junior doctors after Jeremy Hunt said the British Medical Association had rejected a “best and final” offer to settle the [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
11 hours ago
Results of study lead to NUS warning of poverty crisis, against backdrop of UCL rent strike and scrapping of maintenance grantsNearly a third of young people in the UK say they are too scared to look at their bank balance, a survey has found, as student unions warn of an emerging national crisis. Th[...]
EducationPovertyHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
12 hours ago
NHS accident and emergency doctors share their confessions and the stories that they’ll never forget Continue reading...
Health and CareGovernment Policy
12 hours ago
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt announces that the department of health has decided to impose a new contract for NHS junior doctors in England. Speaking in the Commons on Thursday, Hunt says that a negotiated solution to British Medical Association concerns with the government’s proposals is not real[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
12 hours ago
Are you age 18-35? What do you worry about but don’t share with other people? We want to hear your greatest fears and we’ll publish a selection on the siteMillennials – widely defined as those born between the early 80s and late 90s – are widely thought to be the first generation who will be[...]
Children and ParentingCriminal Justice
13 hours ago
Statistics for December show worsening across several areas including patient referrals and A&E waiting timesThe NHS is failing to hit key targets relating to A&E, tests for illnesses and referring patients for treatment.
The latest performance statistics for December show a worsening a[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
15 hours ago
Helping a young woman with postnatal depression was terrifying, but it was all part of my job as a junior doctorDo you like the smell of a new baby? That mix of fresh cotton, talc and baby wipes? I remember that smell now and rather than feel a lovely warm sense of “Aaaaah, isn’t she cute”, I[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
15 hours ago
risti Becker Ulrich, director of communications for Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, was part of Posterboard's testing group and said she appreciated the service's ability to "tell stories" in a new way. A board in the LSS lobby was used to ...
General Social Work
15 hours ago
he urine test checks for marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, opium and phencyclidine, or PCP. According to state Division of Social Services director Wayne Black, testing began last August in all 100 counties. Out of about 7,600 cases reviewed ...
General Social Work
15 hours ago
Health secretary to make Commons statement as thousands of doctors return to work after second 24-hour strikeJeremy Hunt is expected to announce that talks to settle the junior doctors dispute have failed and that a new contract will be imposed from 1 August, setting the scene for renewed confrontat[...]
HealthHealth and Care
15 hours ago
ris McCracken, Manchester Community Health Center, Bedford: While gaining experience and expertise through social work and nonprofits, Kris realized her leadership potential. Before joining Manchester Community Health Center 20 years ago, Kris worked as a ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareWomens Issues
15 hours ago
transitional housing program to help 15 Syrian refugee individuals or families settle in Halton has received support from Halton Regional council’s health and social services committee ... particularly in the social service sector, it’s very ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
16 hours ago
Dr Ranj Singh, of CBeebies show Get Well Soon, is also a working registrar in emergency paediatric medicine. A little boy is rushed in to intensive care with a serious asthma attack, a potentially fatal condition. With the help of Peppa Pig, his team get to work on the boy. What happened next, he sa[...]
Health and Care
17 hours ago
The prime minister is right to be concerned about detaining pregnant women and mothers with young babies. But with fewer women than men able to find a job on release, and more committing self-harm, do the alternatives go far enough?On Monday, David Cameron has made a speech about the need for compre[...]
WomenChildren and ParentingCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
17 hours ago
The CQC’s new framework focuses on safety and leadership. Owners and managers of services rated outstanding give their advice on acing an inspectionWhen Maggie Candy became manager of Marlborough Court in south London in January 2012, the care home a troubled history. It had been embargoed several[...]
HealthHealth and Ca
18 hours ago
Half a million people believe they have been denied insurance because of a disability. Businesses could prosper if they tried to understand unique needsIn Stoke-on-Trent in around 1995, a retail manager looked my students up and down and said: “Sorry duck, but could you leave please? It isn’t ap[...]
PolicyEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
18 hours ago
Deadline passes with British Medical Association refusing to endorse deal that includes bitterly contentious provisions on weekend working Jeremy Hunt could impose a new contract on junior doctors after they failed to back the government’s “best and final” offer.
A deadline to accept the [...]
Health and Care
18 hours ago
Grants for Good campaign appeals for help in pushing back government cuts threatening vital work of local charitiesCharities have lost more than £3.8bn in grants from government over the last decade and, at the continued rate of decline, there will no government grant money for charities by th[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
18 hours ago
We take a look back at readers’ experiences of the National Health Service, from resuscitation in a hotel car park to being helped to recover from a strokeOver the past four weeks, the Guardian has been reporting on one of the most complex organisations in the world: the NHS.As part of the project[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
18 hours ago
A student nurse says her ward is constantly understaffed, putting extra strain on nurses and healthcare assistants as they try to deal with difficult and distressed patients My week begins with a 12-hour shift. I arrive and the nurses’ station is worryingly empty. Not once have we been fully staff[...]
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8 hours ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Nearly 50 BSW and MSW students from across the country gathered for educational sessions on health care, leadership and advocacy activities on Capitol Hill as part of the Social Work Health Care Education and Leadership Scholars (Social Work HEALS) Student Policy Summit, [...]
 

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