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The lowest-paid workers are at a greater risk of suicide, a mental health charity has claimed. Research from the Mental Health Foundation Scotland warns of the link between low pay, job insecurity and mental health problems. The foundation's Poverty and Mental Health report claims unemployment, "bad" employment and in-work poverty…
A watchdog has told a health board to apologise to a car crash victim for “significant failings” in his treatment including risking paralysis by not diagnosing his spine fracture. The patient was treated at Balfour Hospital in Orkney following a car accident but was not given a spine x-ray despite…
Concerns have been raised about a "backlog" of patients in Scotland's secure hospital wards who are waiting to be moved to a less-restrictive environment. The Mental Welfare Commission raised the issue of human rights of patients in medium and low security forensic wards, saying some are "being held in conditions…
A programme to protect young people against child sexual exploitation (CSE) has been launched by police and a charity. Police Scotland and Barnardo's in Aberdeen and Dundee have developed a pilot project which will run in both cities for two years. It hopes to reach, protect and support children and…
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