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Health and Care News

16 hours ago
Philip Hammond’s budget has failed to fix the housing crisis but, worse, has left families living in fear with no reassurance over fire safety measuresAround the time of the 2016 spring budget, I wrote about a first-time buyer who had taken advantage of the Conservatives’ help to buy scheme. Ask[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
17 hours ago
Life expectancy is increasing, but the number of years of healthy life in retirement is not keeping up, with dramatic variations seen across the countryAdults are spending an increasing number of their retirement years in poor health, a thinktank on ageing and population has warned.The report, which[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
17 hours ago
Medicine’s a tough career and professionals are demoralised. But the good old days had their dark side too

• Clare Gerada is a former chair of the Royal College of General PractitionersIn the 17th century there was a disease so virulent it was able to wipe out whole armies. Sufferers expe[...]
HealthEducationHealth and Care
23 hours ago
Many serious mistakes – including identity mix-ups – could be avoided, according to study of 132 incidents reported in EnglandSerious mistakes made in mortuaries – including identity mix-ups - might be avoided if the deceased received the sort of management standards given to the living, accor[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 day ago
Exclusive: Leaked government paper reveals plan for waiting time cap – but cuts mean it cannot be rolled out for four yearsChildren with anxiety and depression will be guaranteed treatment within four weeks in a new effort to improve mental health care, but lack of NHS staff and funding means the [...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 day ago
profile child deaths, record numbers of children entering foster care and recent reports of the Kansas Department for Child and Families using gag orders to cover its shortcomings, the agency is clearly in crisis. Kansas ...
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General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
1 day ago
Government is not promising enough money to meet pledge to increase real-terms funding for NHS in each year of parliament, Labour saysLabour has accused the Conservatives of breaking a manifesto pledge to increase real-terms funding for the NHS in every year of this parliament by not promising suffi[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 day ago
Mental health campaigner Natasha Devon describes online abuse she received after calling for gender-neutral language in schoolsThe leading mental health campaigner Natasha Devon says she has been sent rape and death threats after a speech to headteachers in which she advocated the use of gender-neut[...]
EducationHealthHealth and CareMental Health
1 day ago
Ministers’ social care and welfare reforms represent a deliberately prejudiced, vicious attack on a significant minority of the population A recent United Nations report on its inspection into the UK’s record on disabled people’s rights was described as a “17-page-long catalogue of shame” [...]
PolicyHealth and CareMinorities and Immigration
1 day ago
Crews are used to getting these messages but the tweet of this one spiralled out of controlMy ambulance made headlines this month because someone left a note on the windscreen saying, “You may be saving lives, but don’t park your van in a stupid place and block my drive”. A colleague tweeted a[...]
HealthHealth and Care
1 day ago
Scientists claim using potassium-based equivalents to sodium would have a positive impact on the British publicSubstantial amounts of salt could be removed from food after the government’s scientific advisers recommended that replacing it with potassium-based equivalents instead would improve publ[...]
HealthHealth and Care
2 days ago
Government warned anything short of extra £4bn next year would leave service struggling to deliver carePhilip Hammond has bowed to intense pressure to give the NHS more money in Wednesday’s budget, but produced less than half the £4bn the health service’s own boss said it needed to look after [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
Diane Wall writes that the privatisation of care homes means there is no limit what they can charge when demand is so highYour article (Soaring care home costs mean you now pay £34,000 a year, 18 November) fails to give an accurate account of the financial obligations of self-funders. This happens [...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareGerontology
2 days ago
The drink’s melancholy reputation has been backed up by a survey from Public Health Wales, although four out of 10 drinkers claim it makes them feel sexier

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Health and Care
2 days ago
espite his speech’s repetitive slogan that the UK must ‘seize opportunities’ particularly in light of Brexit, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond spread no Christmas cheer for many of the most vulnerable in society, choosing to devote not ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
2 days ago
Graham Potter – who has taken Östersunds FK from the Swedish fourth tier to its premier league and Europe – has advised social welfare staff on leadership and teamworkCareers can take unexpected turns. When I started social work training in Manchester at the end of the 1970s, I would never have[...]
Health and Care
2 days ago
The competition watchdog is investigating, but we need a wider inquiry into pharmaceutical firms’ practicesThe Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has discovered a rich seam for inquiries – pharmaceutical companies allegedly gouging the National Health Service.Pfizer, together with a small U[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
Analysis by the Institute of Fiscal Studies finds that existing plans mean welfare, the NHS and prisons face further deep cuts, regardless of budgetFurther deep cuts in spending on some public services are already planned to go ahead, whatever the chancellor announces in the autumn budget, leaving d[...]
Health and CareGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
2 days ago
ssociation of Directors of Adult Social Services annual budget survey, 2017) 64 – the number of councils who had experienced the closure of adult care providers in their area (Source: Association of Directors of Adult Social Services annual budget ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
2 days ago
Survey suggests four-fifths of medics who have been subject of complaint or litigation start practising more ‘defensive medicine’Patients are being put at risk because doctors are giving them drugs they do not need and sending them for unnecessary surgery to avoid a complaint being made against [...]
HealthHealth and Care
3 days ago
NHS figures show drop of 1,193 family doctors in past year, despite pledge to increase numbers by 5,000 by 2020 The number of GPs in England has fallen sharply in the past year, despite a government pledge to increase the supply of family doctors by 5,000. The total number of full-time equivalent GP[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
Shona Robison announces plan to fix level at 50p a unit, aiming to reduce hospital admissions by 8,254 in first five yearsScotland’s minimum pricing policy for alcohol, to be fixed at 50p a unit, will come into force on 1 May 2018, the Scottish health secretary has announced.In a statement at Holy[...]
HealthHealth and Care
3 days ago
Thomas Millward, 19, died after being found unconscious at Girton College in March 2016A University of Cambridge student thought to have taken a legal high with his girlfriend before falling to his death had appeared confused after taking the drug and said things such as, “this is so strange, is t[...]
EducationHealth and Care
3 days ago
Six years after the Winterbourne View abuse scandal, Ray James’ new job is to ensure people with learning disabilities can move on from long-stay unitsRay James wants to feel uncomfortable. It’s the best way, he thinks, to make health and care leaders take action to break the logjam that keeps a[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
3 days ago
The healthcare system faces a crisis of trust; ill-informed doctors and poor research are harming patientsThe healthcare system is facing failure, rooted in an epidemic of misinformed doctors and patients.During a recent keynote lecture at the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Re[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
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3 days ago
Abuse has immediate effects on health and, in some cases, is fatal. It has been established that exposure to abuse results in physical, mental, and behavioral health consequences. Maltreatment is a common and significant burden on the health care system that can produce residual effects, both short[...]
 

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3 days ago
The theme for World Aids Day 2017 on December 1 will be “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships.”   In elaborating on the theme Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy at the [...]
 
5 weeks ago
Childhood emotional, behavioral, and social problems are serious developmental challenges affecting the lives of a substantial number of youths. Estimates suggest that 20 percent of children in the United States have difficulty with attention, disruptive behavior, and mood. Severe social, emotional,[...]
 
5 weeks ago
Over the past few decades, the role of religion and spirituality in health and mental health clients’ lives has caught the attention of a variety of helping professionals, including social workers. Research indicates that not only does the inclusion of religion and spirituality have the potential [...]
 
5 weeks ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor A 4-year-old boy was brought into a North Carolina hospital emergency room in August after his mother’s boyfriend picked him up by his legs and threw him across the room. He told his grandmother, “Mommy didn’t protect me.” Family violence happens every day [...]
 
15 weeks ago
Chronic disease takes a heavy toll on residents in the United States. Heart disease is the leading cause of death. Risk factors for heart disease include diabetes, obesity, poor diet, and physical inactivity. Additionally, mental health concerns also affect a large proportion of Americans and are ma[...]
 
19 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff To stop the spread of HIV, it cannot be treated as a health or medical problem alone, says Tom Fenn, project director of the Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children). “It’s not going to go away if we act like it’s the health sector’s responsibility[...]