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Next week (6 – 11 March) is National Careers Week and Oxford Brookes University will be holding a careers evening in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to…
People who suffer autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) may have an elevated risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers have linked autoimmune disease to an increased risk of going on to suffer dementia. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disease, from multiple sclerosis…
A woman says she has been waiting six months for a copy of a ruling after a family court judge decided her daughter should be taken from her care. The woman, who comes from Poland, said a judge had ruled her daughter should go into foster care in August following…
Reduced staff turnover and improved staff performance are just some of the benefits delivered by a values based approach to recruitment and retention, according to recent research. That's why Skills for Care is now working with Oxfordshire County Council and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in…
New research launched by the University of Oxford says foster carers who have faced unproven allegations of abuse from the children they are caring for often have little support afterwards. The study drew on 190 records of unproven allegations against foster carers from all over England. It found that just…
The family of an 18-year-old man who drowned following an epileptic seizure while under the care of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded £80,000 compensation. The NHS Trust has agreed to publish accepting responsibility for the death of Connor Sparrowhawk, affectionately known as Laughing Boy (LB), who died…
Most available antidepressants do not help children and teenagers with serious mental health problems and some may be unsafe, experts have warned. A review of clinical trial evidence found that of 14 antidepressant drugs only one, fluoxetine - marketed as Prozac - was better than a "dummy" placebo at relieving…
The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded a team of UK scientists a £1.75m grant to study how a specific genetic variant known to increase risk for dementia affects the brain. The researchers – from Cardiff, Bristol and Oxford Universities – are combining their expertise to study how patterns of…
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