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Prisons will be expected to reform criminals as well as punish them under a major justice overhaul being unveiled on Thursday. Ministers will present legislation aiming to transform crisis-hit jails and drive down reoffending that costs society £15 billion a year. The wide-ranging Prisons and Courts Bill sets in law…
Many nurses feel they are too busy to give dying patients high-quality care, a new poll suggests. Two-thirds of nurses from across the UK felt they were not given sufficient time to care for those nearing the end of their lives, it found. The poll of almost 1,000 nurses and…
Just 7% of women with mental health problems during or after pregnancy are getting specialist help, a new poll suggests. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) said the NHS is "letting down" some of the most vulnerable women in society. The RCOG said its latest report highlights an…
Edge Hill University and Southport’s Queenscourt Hospice have launched a module to teach professionals and those delivering frontline services how to provide the best possible state-of-the-art care. Over 25 professionals working in hospitals, hospices and community settings gathered at the Hospice last week to begin their module in ‘Transforming Integrated…
The Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, is encouraging care sector contributions to a review of the quality of life and care for older people in residential and nursing home care. The commissioner has undertaken this review as a follow-up to the report entitled A Place To Call Home…
Following family members and former employees raising serious concerns about the standards of care and safety of residents living with dementia in Dunmurry Manor Care Home, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland has announced a formal investigation. Speaking about the investigation, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern…
Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, has been appointed as the chair to the independent root and branch Care Review in Scotland. The Review will look at the underpinning legislation, practices, culture and ethos of the care system. It will be driven and shaped by the…
Services for children and young people in Moray need to make important improvements, inspectors have said. It follows an inspection which identified key weaknesses in the way services were being delivered by the Moray Community Planning Partnership. The inspection looked at how well a wide range of services were working…
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