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old social worker and his fiancée, a case manager, were arrested after authorities say they scammed Medicaid out of nearly $160,000, according to court documents. Anthony Handal and Sandra Mora, 46, billed Medicaid between September 2015 and ...
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General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
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Nicola Edgington, who had previously murdered her own mother, killed Sally Hodkin after series of failingsA series of failings by the NHS and police led to a psychiatric patient brutally murdering a grandmother, a report has concluded.Nicola Edgington almost decapitated Sally Hodkin, 58, with a butc[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Medical society calls for legal changes, saying spiralling £1.5bn annual bill diverts significant funding from frontline careThe annual cost to the NHS in England of settling clinical negligence claims is equivalent to training 6,500 doctors and is expected to double by 2023, according to the Medic[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
Ninety-tonne cyclotron at Christie hospital will give NHS patients access to treatment that is currently only available abroadA 90-tonne machine that will allow cancer patients to receive state-of-the-art high-energy proton beam therapy on the NHS for the first time is to be installed at a hospital [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
Why did Kensington and Chelsea, seen in Whitehall and more widely as a safe of pair of hands, handle the crisis so badly?Grenfell Tower has dealt a severe blow to the reputation of local government. It will hit the devolution agenda, reform of council finance and will have ramifications for the futu[...]
Health and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
I was driven to the brink by the poor care my friend received. I finally left over pointless tasksThe first time I thought I should leave the NHS and never return was at my friend’s inquest. After struggling with mental health issues for many years he had taken his own life. At his inquest, I lear[...]
HealthCareersPolicyHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 days ago
PrEP is controversial even on the gay scene. Does the drug encourage dangerous ‘barebacking’ or could it be the game-changer that wipes out HIV for good? Matt Cain decided to take it for three months and find outWhen I first heard about the HIV-prevention drug PrEP – pre-exposure prophylaxis [...]
Health and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
Cost-cutting plans could see waiting times shoot up and risk patients’ chance of survival, doctors and charities warnCancer patients in Cheshire could die sooner because they will end up waiting longer for urgent hospital treatment if NHS regulators push through controversial cost-cutting plans, i[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
All emergency situations are different, but the response to the tower block fire has exposed huge failings in both central and local governmentSince the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower there has been mounting criticism of the government’s response and support for survivors, which has appeared [...]
Charities
3 days ago
While its residents are exempt from some of the government’s harshest welfare policies, it’s pretty much business as usual for everyone elseWhile the ideological certainties underpinning the past six years of cuts may seem to be unravelling, the day-to-day reality is that it is pretty much busin[...]
4 days ago
Internal document reveals cost-saving options to plug £183m gap in funding for 10 hospital trusts in capitalPatients will be denied treatment, waiting times for operations will lengthen and A&E and maternity units may be shut under secret NHS plans to impose unprecedented cuts to health spendin[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
4 days ago
Nursing got Eleanor Smith into politics. Now, as the Midlands’ first black MP – in Enoch Powell’s old seat – the Labour politician says she will fight for the NHSEleanor Smith was 11 years old when Enoch Powell, the Conservative MP for Wolverhampton South West, came to Birmingham to deliver [...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
4 days ago
Vacancies, an increase in demand for services, workplace pressure and low morale could be worse than funding issues The workforce crisis enveloping the NHS could soon eclipse funding as the most serious problem. There are tens of thousands of vacancies, far too few new staff are coming through; the [...]
HealthPolicyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
5 days ago
Call prompted by demand for Ro subtype, more common among black people, to treat conditions such as sickle cell diseaseHealth officials have launched an urgent plea for more black people to give blood.NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) said that 40,000 more donors were needed to meet growing demand fo[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
5 days ago
My father, Mike Bruton, who has died aged 79, led a life dedicated to the service of various overlapping communities: the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, in which we lived as a family and of which he became mayor, the Methodist church and the wider community of people with impaired mobility[...]
Children and ParentingEducation
5 days ago
ept. Of Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker. Dr. Kara Odom Walker tells us under the proposed bill Medicaid funding in Delaware will be cut by $2 billion over ten years, greatly impacting the vulnerable communities within the state.
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment Policy
5 days ago
I was struck by their terrible experiences – the doctor who kept seeing a dead child and the person with an alcohol problemWhen I began working as a psychologist at a large London teaching hospital I was fascinated and – a little overwhelmed – by the challenge of developing a new psychology se[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
5 days ago
Unions representing cross-section of healthcare staff increase pressure on government to use Queen’s speech to lift 1% restriction on pay risesThe NHS pay cap is unfair, unpopular and dangerous to patient safety, bodies representing 1.3 million health service staff have warned Theresa May, urging [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 days ago
Three-in-one test reveals which men with advanced cancer are suitable for treatment with ‘precision’ drug olaparibScientists have developed a simple three-in-one blood test they believe could transform treatment of advanced prostate cancer, helping to extend or save lives.The test, developed by [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 days ago
Data shows over 166,000 were given such medication between April 2015 and June 2016, including 537 aged six or underTens of thousands of young people in England, including children as young as six, are being prescribed antidepressants by their doctors. The figures have prompted concern that medics m[...]
ChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Building control departments in councils have been left toothless and eviscerated while the authority of fire officers and architects has been weakened in favour of profit. Look where that has got us. I am an architect in private practice with considerable experience in the design and delivery of a [...]
Housing
1 week ago
Police officers, firefighters and civil servants, as well as staff in the health and not-for-profit sectors, are among 1,109 people to receive honours The Queen’s birthday honours, published on 16 June, recognise the contributions of 1,109 people, including public service leaders, frontline staff [...]
Health and CareCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Reducing access to advisement services for veterans will create negative impacts for veterans and may cause increases to Medicaid social services costs,” the resolution said. County Administrative Officer Jon Stead said the state veterans director ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Exclusive: Charing Cross hospital to be cut to 13% of current size and services diverted to facilities around the city, documents showAlmost all of a central London hospital is to be sold and its services diverted to already stretched facilities around the capital under plans for NHS modernisation s[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Bottled water, clothes and cash will help Grenfell Tower residents in the short term, but in the long term, we must campaign for housing rights.Outside the Rugby Portobello club, one of the community centres coordinating support for the Grenfell Tower victims, the street was thronged with people car[...]
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Dear Senator Collins, We are writing to share our views regarding the ongoing debate over repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. We appreciate the thoughtful attention you have given this issue and thank you for your careful examination of various proposals being considered.  We underst[...]
 

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Congress’ April District Work Period spans the weeks of April 10-17, 2017. Now is the perfect time to talk to your Members of Congress about social work priorities while they are home in their districts. You can set up a meeting in their district or state office or attend a town hall meeting. You [...]
 
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