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Exercise could heighten the risk of Motor Neurone Disease, research suggests

23 April 2018 England

Exercise could heighten the risk of Motor Neurone Disease, research suggests

Exercise could increase the risk of developing motor neurone disease (MND), research suggests. People who are physically active are more likely to go on to suffer from the condition, with those who exercise vigorously at the greatest risk, according to a stud...

Government launch new plans to support children of alcoholic parents

23 April 2018 England

Government launch new plans to support children of alcoholic parents

Children suffering at the hands of alcoholic parents will be offered a lifeline under new plans to provide them with quick access to support and advice. An estimated 200,000 children in England live with alcohol-dependent parents, with the NSPCC reporting a 1...

Postcode lottery in NHS funding leaving vulnerable people with huge care bills

20 April 2018 England

Postcode lottery in NHS funding leaving vulnerable people with huge care bills

Patients including older people with conditions such as dementia and motor neurone disease are being hit with huge care bills because a postcode lottery is denying them access to NHS funding, a watchdog has claimed. Which? said NHS funding data showed vulnera...

NHS facing 'tidal wave' of patients suffering multiple long-term health conditions

19 April 2018 England

NHS facing 'tidal wave' of patients suffering multiple long-term health conditions

Up to 20 million Britons are suffering from two or more serious health problems and the NHS needs restructuring to deal with them properly, according to a leading professor. The number of people living with multiple long-term illnesses and dying prematurely i...

Cover-up not ruled out after disabled men were severely injured at care home

17 April 2018 England

Cover-up not ruled out after disabled men were severely injured at care home

An official report has been unable to rule out a cover-up in the case of two disabled men who were severely injured at a care home which is now the subject of a police probe. Hospital staff raised concerns Matthew Bates and Gary Lewis, residents of Beech Lodg...

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Government waive Windrush citizenship fees as scandal branded 'matter of national shame'

Government waive Windrush citizenship fees as scandal branded 'matter of national shame'

24 Apr 2018 England

Thousands of people who arrived in Britain from the Commonwealth will be offered UK citizenship for free under emergency plans to tackle the Windrush scandal. As well as waiving fees o...

Food banks report sharp rise in emergency three-day supply hand-outs

Food banks report sharp rise in emergency three-day supply hand-outs

24 Apr 2018 England

A record number of emergency supplies were handed out by food banks in the past year, research has revealed. The Trussell Trust said its network distributed more than 1.3 million three...

Call for action on NHS complaint system as report reveals distress caused by delays

Call for action on NHS complaint system as report reveals distress caused by delays

24 Apr 2018 England

The health ombudsman took more than three-and-a-half years to investigate a complaint about the care of a teenage eating disorder patient who died following a string of failings, it has...

European-wide study finds alcohol consumption increases symptoms of PMS

European-wide study finds alcohol consumption increases symptoms of PMS

24 Apr 2018 England

Having a tipple to alleviate symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) may actually be making things worse, a new study suggests. Researchers have linked drinking to a heightened risk of...

Majority of women at high risk of breast cancer shun preventative drug

Majority of women at high risk of breast cancer shun preventative drug

24 Apr 2018 England

Only one in seven women who are at high risk of breast cancer are taking a preventative drug, a new study suggests. Researchers found that six in seven women with a family history of b...

Exercise could heighten the risk of Motor Neurone Disease, research suggests

Exercise could heighten the risk of Motor Neurone Disease, research suggests

23 Apr 2018 England

Exercise could increase the risk of developing motor neurone disease (MND), research suggests. People who are physically active are more likely to go on to suffer from the condition, w...

Paranoid schizophrenic pleads guilty to killing man and driving him to police station

Paranoid schizophrenic pleads guilty to killing man and driving him to police station

23 Apr 2018 England

A paranoid schizophrenic with "psychotic beliefs" has admitted unlawfully killing a man and driving him to a police station. Sukhwinder Singh, 40, was arrested after the body of 39-yea...

Welsh Gov confirm NHS bursary will be extended for healthcare students starting in 2019

Welsh Gov confirm NHS bursary will be extended for healthcare students starting in 2019

23 Apr 2018 Wales

Welsh Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has confirmed the NHS bursary will be extended in Wales for students starting their studies in September 2019. The bursary, for eligible studen...

Charity confirms body found in Hamburg river is missing Liam Colgan

Charity confirms body found in Hamburg river is missing Liam Colgan

23 Apr 2018 Scotland

The body of a Scottish man who went missing on a stag weekend in Hamburg has been found, according to a charity helping his family. Liam Colgan, 29, from Inverness, vanished during his...

Ministers urged to go further in reforming disability benefits following major review

Ministers urged to go further in reforming disability benefits following major review

23 Apr 2018 England

MPs and campaigners have urged the Government to go further in reforming benefits for disabled people after ministers published their response to a major review. The Department for Wor...

Government launch new plans to support children of alcoholic parents

Government launch new plans to support children of alcoholic parents

23 Apr 2018 England

Children suffering at the hands of alcoholic parents will be offered a lifeline under new plans to provide them with quick access to support and advice. An estimated 200,000 children i...

Torfaen care home manager suspended for misconduct over criminal record checks

Torfaen care home manager suspended for misconduct over criminal record checks

23 Apr 2018 Wales

An adult care home manager from Torfaen has been suspended from working as a registered social care professional for one year after a Social Care Wales hearing found her fitness to prac...

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Government waive Windrush citizenship fees as scandal branded 'matter of national shame'

Government waive Windrush citizenship fees as scandal branded 'matter of national shame'

24 Apr 2018 England

Thousands of people who arrived in Britain from the Commonwealth will be offered UK citizenship for free under emergency plans to tackle the Windrush scandal. As well as waiving fees o...

Food banks report sharp rise in emergency three-day supply hand-outs

Food banks report sharp rise in emergency three-day supply hand-outs

24 Apr 2018 England

A record number of emergency supplies were handed out by food banks in the past year, research has revealed. The Trussell Trust said its network distributed more than 1.3 million three...

Call for action on NHS complaint system as report reveals distress caused by delays

Call for action on NHS complaint system as report reveals distress caused by delays

24 Apr 2018 England

The health ombudsman took more than three-and-a-half years to investigate a complaint about the care of a teenage eating disorder patient who died following a string of failings, it has...

European-wide study finds alcohol consumption increases symptoms of PMS

European-wide study finds alcohol consumption increases symptoms of PMS

24 Apr 2018 England

Having a tipple to alleviate symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) may actually be making things worse, a new study suggests. Researchers have linked drinking to a heightened risk of...

Majority of women at high risk of breast cancer shun preventative drug

Majority of women at high risk of breast cancer shun preventative drug

24 Apr 2018 England

Only one in seven women who are at high risk of breast cancer are taking a preventative drug, a new study suggests. Researchers found that six in seven women with a family history of b...

Exercise could heighten the risk of Motor Neurone Disease, research suggests

Exercise could heighten the risk of Motor Neurone Disease, research suggests

23 Apr 2018 England

Exercise could increase the risk of developing motor neurone disease (MND), research suggests. People who are physically active are more likely to go on to suffer from the condition, w...

Paranoid schizophrenic pleads guilty to killing man and driving him to police station

Paranoid schizophrenic pleads guilty to killing man and driving him to police station

23 Apr 2018 England

A paranoid schizophrenic with "psychotic beliefs" has admitted unlawfully killing a man and driving him to a police station. Sukhwinder Singh, 40, was arrested after the body of 39-yea...

Ministers urged to go further in reforming disability benefits following major review

Ministers urged to go further in reforming disability benefits following major review

23 Apr 2018 England

MPs and campaigners have urged the Government to go further in reforming benefits for disabled people after ministers published their response to a major review. The Department for Wor...

Government launch new plans to support children of alcoholic parents

Government launch new plans to support children of alcoholic parents

23 Apr 2018 England

Children suffering at the hands of alcoholic parents will be offered a lifeline under new plans to provide them with quick access to support and advice. An estimated 200,000 children i...

Nurses and healthcare workers start voting on whether to accept pay deal

Nurses and healthcare workers start voting on whether to accept pay deal

23 Apr 2018 England

Nurses and healthcare workers will start voting on Monday on whether to accept a pay deal negotiated after years of wage restraint. The Royal College of Nursing said the offer would gi...

Two-child limit for tax credits and universal credit ruled lawful by High Court

Two-child limit for tax credits and universal credit ruled lawful by High Court

20 Apr 2018 England

Families have lost a High Court challenge against the Government's two-child rule for payment of tax credits and universal credit. A judge in London ruled on Friday that the policy was...

Consultant right to prescribe anti-psychotic drug to autistic teenager, says coroner

Consultant right to prescribe anti-psychotic drug to autistic teenager, says coroner

20 Apr 2018 England

An anti-psychotic drug prescribed to a teenager caused him to suffer from a rare condition that was a "significant contributory factor" to his death, a coroner has said. The parents of...

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Charity confirms body found in Hamburg river is missing Liam Colgan

Charity confirms body found in Hamburg river is missing Liam Colgan

23 Apr 2018 Scotland

The body of a Scottish man who went missing on a stag weekend in Hamburg has been found, according to a charity helping his family. Liam Colgan, 29, from Inverness, vanished durin...

Juror who accepted bribe in drug trafficking case jailed for six years

Juror who accepted bribe in drug trafficking case jailed for six years

20 Apr 2018 Scotland

A juror who accepted a bribe has been jailed for six years in the first prosecution of its kind in Scotland. Catherine Leahy, 62, served on a jury in a drug trafficking and money ...

Rape clause branded 'disgrace which may re-traumatise women' - SNP's Westminster leader

Rape clause branded 'disgrace which may re-traumatise women' - SNP's Westminster leader

18 Apr 2018 Scotland

The Government's rape clause is a disgrace, the SNP's Westminster leader has said as he sought to put Theresa May on the spot over claims made by her Work and Pensions Secretary th...

'Good progress but improvement needed' at Renfrewshire health & social care partnership

'Good progress but improvement needed' at Renfrewshire health & social care partnership

18 Apr 2018 Scotland

Health and social care services in Renfrewshire are moving towards more joined-up working to deliver better outcomes for people who experience care, but some improvements are neede...

Joint inspection finds services for children in Perth and Kinross performing well

Joint inspection finds services for children in Perth and Kinross performing well

17 Apr 2018 Scotland

Services for children and young people in Perth and Kinross are performing well and delivering very good outcomes for children, young people and their families, inspectors have sai...

Edinburgh researchers pinpoint dozens of genes linked to depression

Edinburgh researchers pinpoint dozens of genes linked to depression

17 Apr 2018 Scotland

Scientists have pinpointed nearly 80 genes which they believe could help explain why some people are more susceptible to depression. A team of experts led by the University of Edi...

Work and Pensions Secretary 'out of touch' on rape clause – Sturgeon

Work and Pensions Secretary 'out of touch' on rape clause – Sturgeon

17 Apr 2018 Scotland

Scotland’s First Minister has branded the Work and Pensions Secretary “out of touch” for claiming the rape clause could help support rape victims. Giving evidence to a Holyrood Co...

DWP Secretary heckled at Holyrood meeting on welfare reform and rape clause

DWP Secretary heckled at Holyrood meeting on welfare reform and rape clause

16 Apr 2018 Scotland

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey was heckled by members of the public in a Holyrood committee meeting covering Universal Credit and the rape clause. An audience member sho...

Former priest jailed for sexually abusing boys in North Ayrshire

Former priest jailed for sexually abusing boys in North Ayrshire

12 Apr 2018 Scotland

A former priest who sexually abused three boys and a student priest has been jailed for nine years. Francis Paul Moore, 82, sexually assaulted one young boy at a primary school in...

SSSC appoints Lorraine Gray as interim Chief Executive

SSSC appoints Lorraine Gray as interim Chief Executive

09 Apr 2018 Scotland

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today announced the appointment of an interim Chief Executive following the departure of Anna Fowlie who moves on to become Chief Execut...

Advinia identifies 11 Scottish care homes it has acquired in deal with Bupa

Advinia identifies 11 Scottish care homes it has acquired in deal with Bupa

09 Apr 2018 Scotland

Care home provider Advinia Health Care has announced the names of the 11 Scottish care homes it has acquired as part of a deal with Bupa Care Homes that secured 22 across the UK. T...

Tories and Ruth Davidson under fire over ‘abhorrent rape clause’

Tories and Ruth Davidson under fire over ‘abhorrent rape clause’

06 Apr 2018 Scotland

Ruth Davidson and the Scottish Conservatives have come under fire over the “abhorrent rape clause” one year after the controversial welfare reform was brought in. SNP and Labour p...

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Welsh Gov confirm NHS bursary will be extended for healthcare students starting in 2019

Welsh Gov confirm NHS bursary will be extended for healthcare students starting in 2019

23 Apr 2018 Wales

Welsh Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has confirmed the NHS bursary will be extended in Wales for students starting their studies in September 2019. The bursary, for eligible studen...

Torfaen care home manager suspended for misconduct over criminal record checks

Torfaen care home manager suspended for misconduct over criminal record checks

23 Apr 2018 Wales

An adult care home manager from Torfaen has been suspended from working as a registered social care professional for one year after a Social Care Wales hearing found her fitness to prac...

Joint report warns £344m needed for social care in Wales by 2021-22

Joint report warns £344m needed for social care in Wales by 2021-22

20 Apr 2018 Wales

Current funding arrangements from Welsh Government will not cover the expected increases in cost and demand facing social care, the Welsh Local Government Association has warned. A...

GPS tracking could provide security for domestic abuse victims, MPs told

GPS tracking could provide security for domestic abuse victims, MPs told

17 Apr 2018 Wales

GPS tracking technology which warns police and victims when a domestic abuser enters an exclusion zone would provide "vital security for victims", MPs have heard. Liz Saville Roberts, ...

Woman who was first baby born on NHS says state of services 'breaks her heart'

Woman who was first baby born on NHS says state of services 'breaks her heart'

17 Apr 2018 Wales

A woman who was the first baby to be born on the NHS said it "breaks her heart" to see services run down. Aneira Thomas claimed there was a delay in an ambulance arriving at her daught...

Campaign encourages patients to get up, get dressed and keep moving

Campaign encourages patients to get up, get dressed and keep moving

16 Apr 2018 Wales

A UK-wide campaign to encourage patients to change from their pyjamas and get moving around is being supported by the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Professor Jean White. The #EndPJP...

Swansea man, 80, died in hospital 'after waiting 23 hours for ambulance'

Swansea man, 80, died in hospital 'after waiting 23 hours for ambulance'

12 Apr 2018 Wales

An 80-year-old man died in hospital after waiting 23 hours for an ambulance and a further seven hours before being admitted, his son has said. Darren Williams, 48, said his father John...

Swimmer cleared of raping woman describes experience as 'horrendous'

Swimmer cleared of raping woman describes experience as 'horrendous'

11 Apr 2018 Wales

A Commonwealth Games swimmer found not guilty of raping a woman who claimed he forced himself on her shortly after she had consensual sex with his friend has said the past months had be...

Commonwealth games swimmer accused of raping girl tells jury she was 'flirtatious'

Commonwealth games swimmer accused of raping girl tells jury she was 'flirtatious'

10 Apr 2018 Wales

A Commonwealth Games swimmer accused of raping a girl after his fellow swimmer had sex with her has told a jury she was "flirtatious" with him before they had consensual sex. Otto Putl...

Care home manager removed from Register over lack of competence and misconduct

Care home manager removed from Register over lack of competence and misconduct

09 Apr 2018 Wales

An adult care home manager who worked in Flintshire has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a Social Care Wales hearing found her fitness to practise was impaire...

Top swimmers used woman 'like a chattel', rape trial hears

Top swimmers used woman 'like a chattel', rape trial hears

06 Apr 2018 Wales

A woman allegedly raped by a Commonwealth Games swimmer has told a court he came into the room and started taking his clothes off moments after she had consensual sex with his friend, a...

Health Boards approve plans for new Major Trauma Centre in Cardiff

Health Boards approve plans for new Major Trauma Centre in Cardiff

05 Apr 2018 Wales

Health Boards across Wales have approved plans for Wales’ first Major Trauma Network across south west Wales and Powys with the Major Trauma Centre located at the University Hospital of...

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Booking for innovation and good practice forums open to NI social care managers

Booking for innovation and good practice forums open to NI social care managers

20 Apr 2018 Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) is inviting Social Care Managers from across the country to a “Sharing Innovation and Good Practice” forum. NISCC Social Care Manager...

Northern Ireland Justice Department to review handling of sexual offences

Northern Ireland Justice Department to review handling of sexual offences

19 Apr 2018 Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's Justice Department is expected to launch a review of how serious sexual offences are addressed. Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were...

MLA urges Twitter to tackle 'faceless trolls' after sustained social media abuse

MLA urges Twitter to tackle 'faceless trolls' after sustained social media abuse

17 Apr 2018 Northern Ireland

Politicians from across Northern Ireland's political divide have rallied behind a DUP Assembly member who has spoken out about sustained social media abuse over her appearance. Carla L...

Paddy Jackson apologies for 'betraying family values' after rape acquittal

Paddy Jackson apologies for 'betraying family values' after rape acquittal

06 Apr 2018 Northern Ireland

Rugby star Paddy Jackson has said he is ashamed the woman who accused him of rape left his home distressed and has apologised for betraying the values of his family. Jackson, 26, and h...

Judge to consider legal challenge to rape trial reporting restrictions

Judge to consider legal challenge to rape trial reporting restrictions

05 Apr 2018 Northern Ireland

A legal challenge to overturn reporting restrictions on the rape trial of two Ireland rugby internationals will go before a judge next week. Northern Ireland's Lord Chief Justice, Sir ...

Paisley apology for retweet of Hopkins comments welcomed by Muslim community

Paisley apology for retweet of Hopkins comments welcomed by Muslim community

04 Apr 2018 Northern Ireland

Islamic representatives in Northern Ireland have welcomed Ian Paisley's apology for retweeting a controversial remark on Ramadan by right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins. Members of the...

TV show starring child with autism snapped up by transatlantic broadcasters

TV show starring child with autism snapped up by transatlantic broadcasters

29 Mar 2018 Northern Ireland

A Belfast-made TV show starring a child with autism has been snapped up transatlantic broadcasters. Pablo, a live action and 2D animation series written and produced by Paper Owl Films...

Acquitted rugby player apologies for hurt to woman at centre of rape case

Acquitted rugby player apologies for hurt to woman at centre of rape case

29 Mar 2018 Northern Ireland

Stuart Olding has apologised for the hurt caused to the woman who had accused him of rape. In a statement, read by his solicitor outside Belfast Crown Court after his acquittal, the Ir...

Two rugby players cleared of rape following nine-week trial

Two rugby players cleared of rape following nine-week trial

28 Mar 2018 Northern Ireland

Ireland rugby internationals Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been acquitted of rape after a nine-week trial. The pair had always denied raping the same woman at a house in south B...

Disclosure scheme to tackle domestic violence begins in Northern Ireland

Disclosure scheme to tackle domestic violence begins in Northern Ireland

26 Mar 2018 Northern Ireland

A scheme to let people find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence has begun in Northern Ireland. The Domestic Violence and Abuse Disclosure Scheme means the public ha...

Two private members' bills to boost Northern Ireland marriage equality campaign

Two private members' bills to boost Northern Ireland marriage equality campaign

26 Mar 2018 Northern Ireland

Parallel Westminster bills calling for same sex marriage in Northern Ireland represent the biggest step in the ongoing campaign to lift the ban, activists have said. Identical private ...

Jury at rugby players rape trial expected to start deliberations on Tuesday

Jury at rugby players rape trial expected to start deliberations on Tuesday

26 Mar 2018 Northern Ireland

Jurors at the rape trial of two Irish rugby internationals could be sent out to deliberate on their verdict on Tuesday, a court has heard. Judge Patricia Smyth told the eight men and t...


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Former Tory leader calls for care home probe after vulnerable woman dies in fire

Former Tory leader calls for care home probe after vulnerable woman dies in fire

20 Apr 2018 England

Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith has called for an investigation into a fire that broke out at a care home in his constituency killing one, after hearing that a neighbour had to cal...

Study warns of 'desperate choices' low-paid families face with many skipping meals

Study warns of 'desperate choices' low-paid families face with many skipping meals

20 Apr 2018 England

More than one in three working parents cannot afford to have regular meals, showing the "desperate choices" low paid families have to make, according to a new study. Research by the Li...

Woman dies after fire at learning disability care home in North London

Woman dies after fire at learning disability care home in North London

20 Apr 2018 England

A woman has died after a fire at residential units for adults with learning disabilities. More than 70 firefighters were called to Connington Crescent, Chingford, just before 2.15am on...

Joint report warns £344m needed for social care in Wales by 2021-22

Joint report warns £344m needed for social care in Wales by 2021-22

20 Apr 2018 Wales

Current funding arrangements from Welsh Government will not cover the expected increases in cost and demand facing social care, the Welsh Local Government Association has warned. A...

Booking for innovation and good practice forums open to NI social care managers

Booking for innovation and good practice forums open to NI social care managers

20 Apr 2018 Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) is inviting Social Care Managers from across the country to a “Sharing Innovation and Good Practice” forum. NISCC Social Care Manager...

Postcode lottery in NHS funding leaving vulnerable people with huge care bills

Postcode lottery in NHS funding leaving vulnerable people with huge care bills

20 Apr 2018 England

Patients including older people with conditions such as dementia and motor neurone disease are being hit with huge care bills because a postcode lottery is denying them access to NHS fu...

Ombudsman warns councils of care charging duties after North Somerset complaint

Ombudsman warns councils of care charging duties after North Somerset complaint

19 Apr 2018 England

Councils cannot charge people for the first six weeks of intermediate care, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has warned, following an investigation into a complaint about ...

'Good progress but improvement needed' at Renfrewshire health & social care partnership

'Good progress but improvement needed' at Renfrewshire health & social care partnership

18 Apr 2018 Scotland

Health and social care services in Renfrewshire are moving towards more joined-up working to deliver better outcomes for people who experience care, but some improvements are needed. T...

Beech Lodge care home relatives: We still don't know how our loved ones were injured

Beech Lodge care home relatives: We still don't know how our loved ones were injured

18 Apr 2018 England

The families of two disabled men severely injured at a care home said a report into how authorities handled the cases has confirmed fears they have been raising for three years - but th...

Report: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Wales - Annual Monitoring Report 2016-17

Report: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Wales - Annual Monitoring Report 2016-17

16 Apr 2018 Reports & Resources

Care Inspectorate Wales and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales have jointly published the 2016-17 monitoring report on for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) across Wales. The Safegua...

Engage: Almost half of care workers made to follow ridiculous rules at work

Engage: Almost half of care workers made to follow ridiculous rules at work

16 Apr 2018 Engage

Some say rules are made to be broken and according to research from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, almost half (45.5%) of care workers have worked for a company tha...

Thousands more patients to be given personal budgets to tailor their own care

Thousands more patients to be given personal budgets to tailor their own care

16 Apr 2018 England

Hundreds of thousands of NHS patients could be given funds to pay for their own healthcare under new government plans. The scheme would see controversial "personal budgets" rolled out ...

MPs launch benefit sanctions inquiry as warnings of extreme harm being caused to disabled people

MPs launch benefit sanctions inquiry as warnings of extreme harm being caused to disabled people

13 Apr 2018 England

MPs have launched a fresh inquiry into benefit sanctions amid warnings of troubling cases and extreme harm being caused to disabled people. The Work and Pensions select committee will ...

Family of five in hotel room for three years after lack of help from council

Family of five in hotel room for three years after lack of help from council

12 Apr 2018 England

A family of five were forced to spend three years living in a single hotel room while their local council failed to help them find permanent accommodation, a watchdog said. Bristol Cit...

Webwatch: Using Apps like Uber can help revolutionise social care

Webwatch: Using Apps like Uber can help revolutionise social care

12 Apr 2018 Webwatch

Social care should take inspiration from apps like Uber to offer individualised services for people who need support, according to experts. The sector desperately needs a "creative dis...

Rise in number of homeless in B&Bs as councils struggle to provide stable homes

Rise in number of homeless in B&Bs as councils struggle to provide stable homes

12 Apr 2018 England

More and more homeless people are becoming trapped in temporary accommodation such as B&Bs as councils fail to provide enough affordable, stable homes, a new report said. Seven out of ...

SSSC appoints Lorraine Gray as interim Chief Executive

SSSC appoints Lorraine Gray as interim Chief Executive

09 Apr 2018 Scotland

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today announced the appointment of an interim Chief Executive following the departure of Anna Fowlie who moves on to become Chief Executive o...

Councils in Scotland spending £137 less per person on average

Councils in Scotland spending £137 less per person on average

04 Apr 2018 Scotland

Cuts to local authority budgets mean councils are spending £137 a year less per head on average, new analysis shows. Figures from the Scottish Parliamentary Information Centre, commiss...

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New qualification for early years workforce launched in Scotland

New qualification for early years workforce launched in Scotland

23 Apr 2018 New To Care

Over 5,500 childminders across Scotland, and those entering the childcare sector, now have access to an accredited Work Based Award that recognises and values the unique form of childca...

Government launch new plans to support children of alcoholic parents

Government launch new plans to support children of alcoholic parents

23 Apr 2018 England

Children suffering at the hands of alcoholic parents will be offered a lifeline under new plans to provide them with quick access to support and advice. An estimated 200,000 children i...

Consultant right to prescribe anti-psychotic drug to autistic teenager, says coroner

Consultant right to prescribe anti-psychotic drug to autistic teenager, says coroner

20 Apr 2018 England

An anti-psychotic drug prescribed to a teenager caused him to suffer from a rare condition that was a "significant contributory factor" to his death, a coroner has said. The parents of...

A 'complex mix of challenges' sees charity's international chairman resign

A 'complex mix of challenges' sees charity's international chairman resign

20 Apr 2018 England

Save the Children's international chairman has resigned amid what he described as the "complex mix of challenges" facing the charity sector. Sir Alan Parker said he believed a change w...

Private school sports coach convicted of sexually assaulting teenage girls

Private school sports coach convicted of sexually assaulting teenage girls

20 Apr 2018 England

A top private school sports coach has been convicted of indecently assaulting his students. Ajaz Karim sexually abused six girls aged 14 to 18 while he worked at Christ's Hospital Scho...

Joint report warns £344m needed for social care in Wales by 2021-22

Joint report warns £344m needed for social care in Wales by 2021-22

20 Apr 2018 Wales

Current funding arrangements from Welsh Government will not cover the expected increases in cost and demand facing social care, the Welsh Local Government Association has warned. A...

Staffordshire students jailed for sexually abusing vulnerable girls

Staffordshire students jailed for sexually abusing vulnerable girls

19 Apr 2018 England

Four students who sexually abused vulnerable girls have been jailed for between four and five years after a judge said they had treated their victims like "trophies". Taiyab Hussain, S...

New report claims Autism pioneer Hans Asperger 'helped Nazi euthanasia project'

New report claims Autism pioneer Hans Asperger 'helped Nazi euthanasia project'

19 Apr 2018 England

Hans Asperger, the respected Austrian paediatrician whose name describes a form of high-functioning autism, actively assisted in the murder of disabled children by the Nazis, a new repo...

'Good progress but improvement needed' at Renfrewshire health & social care partnership

'Good progress but improvement needed' at Renfrewshire health & social care partnership

18 Apr 2018 Scotland

Health and social care services in Renfrewshire are moving towards more joined-up working to deliver better outcomes for people who experience care, but some improvements are needed. T...

Engage: A sense of self-worth is more powerful than handcuffing children & young people

Engage: A sense of self-worth is more powerful than handcuffing children & young people

18 Apr 2018 Engage

Children and young people in the care system can spend many hours with an escort service, being taken to school, healthcare appointments, contact sessions with family members or being r...

Webwatch: 37% rise in child sexual abuse images found online than in previous year

Webwatch: 37% rise in child sexual abuse images found online than in previous year

18 Apr 2018 Webwatch

More child sexual abuse imagery is being found on the internet than ever before, according to new research by a British charity which tracks such images online. The Internet Watch Foun...

Engage: How listening to people with learning disabilities can improve services

Engage: How listening to people with learning disabilities can improve services

17 Apr 2018 Engage

Sharon Jeffreys from the Mental Health Intensive Support Team, NHS Improvement discusses the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)’s learning disabilities guideline a...

Autistic teenager's condition led to death caused by antipsychotic drugs, inquest hears

Autistic teenager's condition led to death caused by antipsychotic drugs, inquest hears

17 Apr 2018 England

Antipsychotic drugs caused a teenager to develop the rare condition which led to his death, an inquest has heard. Thomas Oliver McGowan, known as Oliver, who was mildly autistic and su...

Joint inspection finds services for children in Perth and Kinross performing well

Joint inspection finds services for children in Perth and Kinross performing well

17 Apr 2018 Scotland

Services for children and young people in Perth and Kinross are performing well and delivering very good outcomes for children, young people and their families, inspectors have said. I...

Father blames medication and 'arrogant doctors' for death of his autistic son

Father blames medication and 'arrogant doctors' for death of his autistic son

17 Apr 2018 England

The father of an autistic teenager who died after being prescribed antipsychotic medication has blamed the drug for his death and said his son would still be alive if "arrogant" doctors...

Engage: Almost half of care workers made to follow ridiculous rules at work

Engage: Almost half of care workers made to follow ridiculous rules at work

16 Apr 2018 Engage

Some say rules are made to be broken and according to research from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, almost half (45.5%) of care workers have worked for a company tha...

Delayed Universal Credit payments blamed for contributing to youth homelessness

Delayed Universal Credit payments blamed for contributing to youth homelessness

16 Apr 2018 England

Welfare reforms are contributing to homelessness among 16 to 24-year-olds by affecting their ability to access and sustain housing, a charity has warned. According to a survey by Homel...

'Valuable opportunity' missed to prosecute ex-Rochdale MP Cyril Smith over abuse

'Valuable opportunity' missed to prosecute ex-Rochdale MP Cyril Smith over abuse

13 Apr 2018 England

A "valuable opportunity" was missed to prosecute Rochdale's former Liberal MP Cyril Smith during his lifetime in the late 1990s, a child sexual abuse inquiry found. The Independent Inq...

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Torfaen care home manager suspended for misconduct over criminal record checks

Torfaen care home manager suspended for misconduct over criminal record checks

23 Apr 2018 Wales

An adult care home manager from Torfaen has been suspended from working as a registered social care professional for one year after a Social Care Wales hearing found her fitness to prac...

Postcode lottery in NHS funding leaving vulnerable people with huge care bills

Postcode lottery in NHS funding leaving vulnerable people with huge care bills

20 Apr 2018 England

Patients including older people with conditions such as dementia and motor neurone disease are being hit with huge care bills because a postcode lottery is denying them access to NHS fu...

Appeal to Jewish community for stem cell donor to save grandmother's life

Appeal to Jewish community for stem cell donor to save grandmother's life

18 Apr 2018 England

The family of a "bubbly" and "loving" grandmother say the answer to their desperate search for a stem cell donor to save her life probably lies in the Jewish community. Hilary Levinson...

International Dementia Conference to cover everything from scams to technology

International Dementia Conference to cover everything from scams to technology

18 Apr 2018 Education & Training

The annual Plymouth International Dementia Conference takes place at Plymouth Guildhall on 4 May this year with a full programme which covers everything from scams to technology, and ho...

Cover-up not ruled out after disabled men were severely injured at care home

Cover-up not ruled out after disabled men were severely injured at care home

17 Apr 2018 England

An official report has been unable to rule out a cover-up in the case of two disabled men who were severely injured at a care home which is now the subject of a police probe. Hospital ...

Brothers lose court case for father to 'pass away at home' while fed through tube

Brothers lose court case for father to 'pass away at home' while fed through tube

17 Apr 2018 England

Four brothers who wanted their sick elderly father to be allowed to leave hospital and "naturally pass away" at home after complaining about the way he was being cared for in hospital h...

Campaign encourages patients to get up, get dressed and keep moving

Campaign encourages patients to get up, get dressed and keep moving

16 Apr 2018 Wales

A UK-wide campaign to encourage patients to change from their pyjamas and get moving around is being supported by the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Professor Jean White. The #EndPJP...

Swansea man, 80, died in hospital 'after waiting 23 hours for ambulance'

Swansea man, 80, died in hospital 'after waiting 23 hours for ambulance'

12 Apr 2018 Wales

An 80-year-old man died in hospital after waiting 23 hours for an ambulance and a further seven hours before being admitted, his son has said. Darren Williams, 48, said his father John...

Major study confirms link between brain injury and increased dementia risk

Major study confirms link between brain injury and increased dementia risk

11 Apr 2018 England

A link between brain injury and dementia has been confirmed by a study of almost three million people. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) was found to increase the risk of Alzheimer's and ot...

Students praised as university campus becomes dementia friendly

Students praised as university campus becomes dementia friendly

09 Apr 2018 Education & Training

University of Chester students and staff have been working hard to make the Warrington Campus a Dementia Friendly Campus. Led by Dean McShane, Lecturer in Mental Health and Learning ...

Care home manager removed from Register over lack of competence and misconduct

Care home manager removed from Register over lack of competence and misconduct

09 Apr 2018 Wales

An adult care home manager who worked in Flintshire has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a Social Care Wales hearing found her fitness to practise was impaire...

Advinia identifies 11 Scottish care homes it has acquired in deal with Bupa

Advinia identifies 11 Scottish care homes it has acquired in deal with Bupa

09 Apr 2018 Scotland

Care home provider Advinia Health Care has announced the names of the 11 Scottish care homes it has acquired as part of a deal with Bupa Care Homes that secured 22 across the UK. The mo...

Ambulance crew went 'above and beyond' to reunite elderly couple

Ambulance crew went 'above and beyond' to reunite elderly couple

29 Mar 2018 England

An ambulance crew went "above and beyond" to allow an elderly husband an emotional reunion with his wife who suffers from dementia. The two ambulance workers, based in Ipswich, Suffolk...

Couple concerned about relative's dementia care lose case to disclose details

Couple concerned about relative's dementia care lose case to disclose details

28 Mar 2018 England

A couple who have concerns about the way the care of a relative who suffers from dementia has been managed by health authority bosses have lost a free speech fight in a specialist court...

Couple with concerns over dementia care of relative in court over disclosure of information

Couple with concerns over dementia care of relative in court over disclosure of information

28 Mar 2018 England

A couple who have concerns about the way the care of a relative who suffers from dementia has been managed by health authority bosses are embroiled in a free speech fight in a specialis...

Getting social care is 'like being in a shop with no prices', Andrew Dilnot

Getting social care is 'like being in a shop with no prices', Andrew Dilnot

27 Mar 2018 England

Getting social care is "like being in a shop with no prices", according to the author of a major review of social care which concluded costs should be capped. Sir Andrew Dilnot said th...

Inspectors call for urgent improvements at Midlothian care home

Inspectors call for urgent improvements at Midlothian care home

26 Mar 2018 Scotland

A care home for older people in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served an Improv...

Pensioner jailed for repeatedly stabbing care home worker in 'frenzied assault'

Pensioner jailed for repeatedly stabbing care home worker in 'frenzied assault'

26 Mar 2018 England

An elderly care home resident who repeatedly stabbed a member of staff has been jailed for 13 years and three months. Pensioner Fred Butcher was armed with a knife and a cleaver when h...

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Call for action on NHS complaint system as report reveals distress caused by delays

Call for action on NHS complaint system as report reveals distress caused by delays

24 Apr 2018 England

The health ombudsman took more than three-and-a-half years to investigate a complaint about the care of a teenage eating disorder patient who died following a string of failings, it has...

Majority of women at high risk of breast cancer shun preventative drug

Majority of women at high risk of breast cancer shun preventative drug

24 Apr 2018 England

Only one in seven women who are at high risk of breast cancer are taking a preventative drug, a new study suggests. Researchers found that six in seven women with a family history of b...

Exercise could heighten the risk of Motor Neurone Disease, research suggests

Exercise could heighten the risk of Motor Neurone Disease, research suggests

23 Apr 2018 England

Exercise could increase the risk of developing motor neurone disease (MND), research suggests. People who are physically active are more likely to go on to suffer from the condition, w...

Welsh Gov confirm NHS bursary will be extended for healthcare students starting in 2019

Welsh Gov confirm NHS bursary will be extended for healthcare students starting in 2019

23 Apr 2018 Wales

Welsh Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has confirmed the NHS bursary will be extended in Wales for students starting their studies in September 2019. The bursary, for eligible studen...

Nurses and healthcare workers start voting on whether to accept pay deal

Nurses and healthcare workers start voting on whether to accept pay deal

23 Apr 2018 England

Nurses and healthcare workers will start voting on Monday on whether to accept a pay deal negotiated after years of wage restraint. The Royal College of Nursing said the offer would gi...

Consultant right to prescribe anti-psychotic drug to autistic teenager, says coroner

Consultant right to prescribe anti-psychotic drug to autistic teenager, says coroner

20 Apr 2018 England

An anti-psychotic drug prescribed to a teenager caused him to suffer from a rare condition that was a "significant contributory factor" to his death, a coroner has said. The parents of...

Health officials issue warning over highly-resistant gonorrhoea after UK case treated

Health officials issue warning over highly-resistant gonorrhoea after UK case treated

20 Apr 2018 England

A highly resistant strain of gonorrhoea contracted by a UK man has been successfully treated, but officials have warned similar cases are expected. The patient had a regular female par...

Protein study offers breakthrough over Motor Neurone Disease and Dementia

Protein study offers breakthrough over Motor Neurone Disease and Dementia

20 Apr 2018 England

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding what causes motor neurone disease and a common form of dementia. Motor neurone disease is a progressive and terminal disease that d...

Breast cancer charity welcomes 'major reversal' over NHS use of genetic test

Breast cancer charity welcomes 'major reversal' over NHS use of genetic test

20 Apr 2018 England

Health officials have reversed a decision over whether a genetic test for breast cancer patients should be used by the NHS. The Oncotype DX test was provisionally rejected for use in J...

Postcode lottery in NHS funding leaving vulnerable people with huge care bills

Postcode lottery in NHS funding leaving vulnerable people with huge care bills

20 Apr 2018 England

Patients including older people with conditions such as dementia and motor neurone disease are being hit with huge care bills because a postcode lottery is denying them access to NHS fu...

Anger at increases in hospital staff car parking charges in King's Lynn

Anger at increases in hospital staff car parking charges in King's Lynn

20 Apr 2018 England

Increases in a hospital's car parking charges for staff will wipe out a proposed NHS pay rise, according to a union. Unite expressed anger at an announcement of increases for patients,...

Ombudsman warns councils of care charging duties after North Somerset complaint

Ombudsman warns councils of care charging duties after North Somerset complaint

19 Apr 2018 England

Councils cannot charge people for the first six weeks of intermediate care, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has warned, following an investigation into a complaint about ...

NHS facing 'tidal wave' of patients suffering multiple long-term health conditions

NHS facing 'tidal wave' of patients suffering multiple long-term health conditions

19 Apr 2018 England

Up to 20 million Britons are suffering from two or more serious health problems and the NHS needs restructuring to deal with them properly, according to a leading professor. The number...

Anti-psychotic drug was 'contributing factor' in autistic teenager's death - consultant

Anti-psychotic drug was 'contributing factor' in autistic teenager's death - consultant

19 Apr 2018 England

A consultant has told an inquest that anti-psychotic drugs she prescribed to a teenager were "one of the contributing factors" in his death. Thomas Oliver McGowan, 18, who was mildly a...

Health Secretary to face standards investigation over luxury flats purchase

Health Secretary to face standards investigation over luxury flats purchase

19 Apr 2018 England

Parliament's Standards Commissioner has opened an inquiry into Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over his failure to declare an investment in luxury flats for rent. Mr Hunt has already apol...

One in four UK regions lack specialist mental health care for mothers

One in four UK regions lack specialist mental health care for mothers

18 Apr 2018 England

Pregnant women and new mothers in a quarter of the UK still cannot access specialist perinatal mental health services, according to new research. The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (M...

Appeal to Jewish community for stem cell donor to save grandmother's life

Appeal to Jewish community for stem cell donor to save grandmother's life

18 Apr 2018 England

The family of a "bubbly" and "loving" grandmother say the answer to their desperate search for a stem cell donor to save her life probably lies in the Jewish community. Hilary Levinson...

Man admits manslaughter of care home nurse unwittingly caught up in drugs dispute

Man admits manslaughter of care home nurse unwittingly caught up in drugs dispute

18 Apr 2018 England

A 19-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a woman who was splashed with acid from head to toe as she was unwittingly caught up in a drugs dispute. Joanne Rand, a nurs...

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Paranoid schizophrenic pleads guilty to killing man and driving him to police station

Paranoid schizophrenic pleads guilty to killing man and driving him to police station

23 Apr 2018 England

A paranoid schizophrenic with "psychotic beliefs" has admitted unlawfully killing a man and driving him to a police station. Sukhwinder Singh, 40, was arrested after the body of 39-yea...

Anti-psychotic drug was 'contributing factor' in autistic teenager's death - consultant

Anti-psychotic drug was 'contributing factor' in autistic teenager's death - consultant

19 Apr 2018 England

A consultant has told an inquest that anti-psychotic drugs she prescribed to a teenager were "one of the contributing factors" in his death. Thomas Oliver McGowan, 18, who was mildly a...

One in four UK regions lack specialist mental health care for mothers

One in four UK regions lack specialist mental health care for mothers

18 Apr 2018 England

Pregnant women and new mothers in a quarter of the UK still cannot access specialist perinatal mental health services, according to new research. The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (M...

Leading health professionals call for an end to solitary confinement in youth jails

Leading health professionals call for an end to solitary confinement in youth jails

18 Apr 2018 England

The solitary confinement of children and young people in the justice system should be abolished, leading medics have said. In a joint plea to the Government, the British Medical Associ...

Webwatch: Four in five support tighter social media regulation to improve mental health

Webwatch: Four in five support tighter social media regulation to improve mental health

18 Apr 2018 Webwatch

A vast majority of the British public think time spent on social media is harming young people's wellbeing, a poll suggests. Four in five people support tighter regulation of the platf...

Engage: How listening to people with learning disabilities can improve services

Engage: How listening to people with learning disabilities can improve services

17 Apr 2018 Engage

Sharon Jeffreys from the Mental Health Intensive Support Team, NHS Improvement discusses the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)’s learning disabilities guideline a...

Edinburgh researchers pinpoint dozens of genes linked to depression

Edinburgh researchers pinpoint dozens of genes linked to depression

17 Apr 2018 Scotland

Scientists have pinpointed nearly 80 genes which they believe could help explain why some people are more susceptible to depression. A team of experts led by the University of Edinburg...

Loneliness affecting all age groups with 5% admitting they feel lonely often or always

Loneliness affecting all age groups with 5% admitting they feel lonely often or always

11 Apr 2018 England

One in 20 adults in England feel lonely often or all of the time, official analysis shows. Those in their late teens and early 20s were significantly more likely to be affected than ol...

New study examines prescribing antipsychotic medication for children with autism

New study examines prescribing antipsychotic medication for children with autism

09 Apr 2018 Education & Training

A new study by Swansea University has suggested that children with intellectual difficulty or autism are more likely to be given antipsychotic medication from a younger age than those w...

Young people belonging to alternative subcultures at greater risk of self-harm

Young people belonging to alternative subcultures at greater risk of self-harm

08 Apr 2018 Education & Training

Young people belonging to alternative subcultures, such as goths, emos or metal fans, are at a greater risk of self-harm and suicide than those who do not, according to a new research r...

Neil Lennon backs mental health project supporting middle-aged men

Neil Lennon backs mental health project supporting middle-aged men

06 Apr 2018 Scotland

Neil Lennon has helped launch a new football mental health project to encourage middle-aged men to open up. The Hibernian head coach, who has previously spoken out about his own strugg...

Young people feeling more despondent about their emotional health, survey shows

Young people feeling more despondent about their emotional health, survey shows

05 Apr 2018 England

Three out of five young people regularly feel stressed amid concerns over jobs and money, a study shows. Research by The Prince's Trust found that one in four people aged 16 to 25 felt...

Data bank boots hopes for future biomedical research into mental health

Data bank boots hopes for future biomedical research into mental health

03 Apr 2018 England

A major health data resource will be able to dramatically expand potential research into mental disorders after receiving responses from thousands of members of the public on mental hea...

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader to run more than 100 miles for mental health

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader to run more than 100 miles for mental health

30 Mar 2018 Scotland

The Scottish Liberal Democrat leader will run more than 100 miles in three days to raise money for a mental health charity. Willie Rennie is running the 117-mile length of the Fife coa...

Nine leading universities to share in £10 million mental health research grants

Nine leading universities to share in £10 million mental health research grants

29 Mar 2018 Education & Training

Nine leading universities from across the UK will be the recipients of multi-million pound grants from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to help researchers harness the power of data s...

Vulnerable man who died in police custody at hospital 'was father figure and role model'

Vulnerable man who died in police custody at hospital 'was father figure and role model'

29 Mar 2018 England

A mentally-ill man who died after he was restrained by police was a gifted footballer and viewed by many as "a father figure and a role model", his family have said. Kevin Clarke (pict...

Young people with mental health problems facing 'unacceptable barriers' getting help

Young people with mental health problems facing 'unacceptable barriers' getting help

28 Mar 2018 England

Some young people are facing "unacceptable barriers" in getting mental health support, a charity has warned. A survey of 2,700 young people who had struggled with mental health issues ...

Inspectors report 554 self-harm incidents in six months at youth jail

Inspectors report 554 self-harm incidents in six months at youth jail

27 Mar 2018 England

A watchdog report found there were 554 self-harm incidents at Brinsford young offenders institution between May and October last year. A small number of individuals accounted for multi...

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Paranoid schizophrenic pleads guilty to killing man and driving him to police station

Paranoid schizophrenic pleads guilty to killing man and driving him to police station

23 Apr 2018 England

A paranoid schizophrenic with "psychotic beliefs" has admitted unlawfully killing a man and driving him to a police station. Sukhwinder Singh, 40, was arrested after the body of 39-yea...

Two-child limit for tax credits and universal credit ruled lawful by High Court

Two-child limit for tax credits and universal credit ruled lawful by High Court

20 Apr 2018 England

Families have lost a High Court challenge against the Government's two-child rule for payment of tax credits and universal credit. A judge in London ruled on Friday that the policy was...

Consultant right to prescribe anti-psychotic drug to autistic teenager, says coroner

Consultant right to prescribe anti-psychotic drug to autistic teenager, says coroner

20 Apr 2018 England

An anti-psychotic drug prescribed to a teenager caused him to suffer from a rare condition that was a "significant contributory factor" to his death, a coroner has said. The parents of...

Private school sports coach convicted of sexually assaulting teenage girls

Private school sports coach convicted of sexually assaulting teenage girls

20 Apr 2018 England

A top private school sports coach has been convicted of indecently assaulting his students. Ajaz Karim sexually abused six girls aged 14 to 18 while he worked at Christ's Hospital Scho...

Juror who accepted bribe in drug trafficking case jailed for six years

Juror who accepted bribe in drug trafficking case jailed for six years

20 Apr 2018 Scotland

A juror who accepted a bribe has been jailed for six years in the first prosecution of its kind in Scotland. Catherine Leahy, 62, served on a jury in a drug trafficking and money laund...

Acid victim who died in euthanasia clinic 'hurt while trying to harm ex-partner'

Acid victim who died in euthanasia clinic 'hurt while trying to harm ex-partner'

19 Apr 2018 England

A man who ended his life in a euthanasia clinic after allegedly having acid thrown in his face by his ex-girlfriend may have been trying to hurt her instead, a court heard. University ...

Staffordshire students jailed for sexually abusing vulnerable girls

Staffordshire students jailed for sexually abusing vulnerable girls

19 Apr 2018 England

Four students who sexually abused vulnerable girls have been jailed for between four and five years after a judge said they had treated their victims like "trophies". Taiyab Hussain, S...

Woman who died following abortion was discharged despite being unwell, inquest told

Woman who died following abortion was discharged despite being unwell, inquest told

19 Apr 2018 England

A woman who died following a late-stage abortion procedure was discharged from the clinic despite vomiting and swaying so much she looked "drunk", an inquest has heard. Aisha Chithira,...

Anti-psychotic drug was 'contributing factor' in autistic teenager's death - consultant

Anti-psychotic drug was 'contributing factor' in autistic teenager's death - consultant

19 Apr 2018 England

A consultant has told an inquest that anti-psychotic drugs she prescribed to a teenager were "one of the contributing factors" in his death. Thomas Oliver McGowan, 18, who was mildly a...

Northern Ireland Justice Department to review handling of sexual offences

Northern Ireland Justice Department to review handling of sexual offences

19 Apr 2018 Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's Justice Department is expected to launch a review of how serious sexual offences are addressed. Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were...

Man admits manslaughter of care home nurse unwittingly caught up in drugs dispute

Man admits manslaughter of care home nurse unwittingly caught up in drugs dispute

18 Apr 2018 England

A 19-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a woman who was splashed with acid from head to toe as she was unwittingly caught up in a drugs dispute. Joanne Rand, a nurs...

Male survivor of domestic abuse 'days from death' following conviction of female abuser

Male survivor of domestic abuse 'days from death' following conviction of female abuser

18 Apr 2018 England

A male survivor of domestic abuse has spoken of how he was "days away from death" after being abused physically and psychologically by his partner. Alex Skeel, 22, has urged other vict...

Beech Lodge care home relatives: We still don't know how our loved ones were injured

Beech Lodge care home relatives: We still don't know how our loved ones were injured

18 Apr 2018 England

The families of two disabled men severely injured at a care home said a report into how authorities handled the cases has confirmed fears they have been raising for three years - but th...

Leading health professionals call for an end to solitary confinement in youth jails

Leading health professionals call for an end to solitary confinement in youth jails

18 Apr 2018 England

The solitary confinement of children and young people in the justice system should be abolished, leading medics have said. In a joint plea to the Government, the British Medical Associ...

Cover-up not ruled out after disabled men were severely injured at care home

Cover-up not ruled out after disabled men were severely injured at care home

17 Apr 2018 England

An official report has been unable to rule out a cover-up in the case of two disabled men who were severely injured at a care home which is now the subject of a police probe. Hospital ...

Autistic teenager's condition led to death caused by antipsychotic drugs, inquest hears

Autistic teenager's condition led to death caused by antipsychotic drugs, inquest hears

17 Apr 2018 England

Antipsychotic drugs caused a teenager to develop the rare condition which led to his death, an inquest has heard. Thomas Oliver McGowan, known as Oliver, who was mildly autistic and su...

Brothers lose court case for father to 'pass away at home' while fed through tube

Brothers lose court case for father to 'pass away at home' while fed through tube

17 Apr 2018 England

Four brothers who wanted their sick elderly father to be allowed to leave hospital and "naturally pass away" at home after complaining about the way he was being cared for in hospital h...

Father blames medication and 'arrogant doctors' for death of his autistic son

Father blames medication and 'arrogant doctors' for death of his autistic son

17 Apr 2018 England

The father of an autistic teenager who died after being prescribed antipsychotic medication has blamed the drug for his death and said his son would still be alive if "arrogant" doctors...


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Engage: A sense of self-worth is more powerful than handcuffing children & young people

18 April 2018 Engage

Engage: A sense of self-worth is more powerful than handcuffing children & young people

Children and young people in the care system can spend many hours with an escort service, being taken to school, healthcare appointments, contact sessions with family members or being relocated to a new area. That experience can have a huge impact on the...

Engage: How listening to people with learning disabilities can improve services

17 April 2018 Engage

Engage: How listening to people with learning disabilities can improve services

Sharon Jeffreys from the Mental Health Intensive Support Team, NHS Improvement discusses the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)’s learning disabilities guideline and how organisations can work to improve local services. In my former...

Engage: Almost half of care workers made to follow ridiculous rules at work

16 April 2018 Engage

Engage: Almost half of care workers made to follow ridiculous rules at work

Some say rules are made to be broken and according to research from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, almost half (45.5%) of care workers have worked for a company that implemented strange or ridiculous rules. What’s more, the majority (...

Jordan Peele to tackle domestic violence with Lorena Bobbitt documentary

06 April 2018 Engage

Jordan Peele to tackle domestic violence with Lorena Bobbitt documentary

Jordan Peele, who won an Oscar for taking on racism with the film Get Out, will now target domestic abuse with a documentary on Lorena Bobbitt. Amazon announced the director, writer and comedian will be executive producer on the series, which will challe...

Engage: Sculptures installed on TV studio roof in suicide prevention campaign

26 March 2018 Engage

Engage: Sculptures installed on TV studio roof in suicide prevention campaign

A new art installation representing the men who take their own lives each week in the UK has been revealed on the roof of This Morning's London studios. The sculptures of 84 men, made by American artist Mark Jenkins and his collaborator, Sandra Fernandez...

Stephen Fry: Mental illness not who I am, it's a condition I live with

26 March 2018 Engage

Stephen Fry: Mental illness not who I am, it's a condition I live with

Stephen Fry has said he sometimes feels he is in danger of becoming "professionally mentally unstable". The comedian and television star, 60, has bipolar disorder and has been open about his struggles with mental illness. He said on Fearne Cotton's Happ...

Protest against the ‘home abortion’ pill is about judging women, not ensuring their safety

15 March 2018 Engage

Protest against the ‘home abortion’ pill is about judging women, not ensuring their safety

In October 2017, Scotland became the only part of the UK where women are given the choice to take abortion medication at home. The decision by the Scottish government means women seeking “early abortion” in the first nine weeks of pregnancy can take th...

Autism professionals recognised as 2018 NAS award winners announced

14 March 2018 Engage

Autism professionals recognised as 2018 NAS award winners announced

The winners of the National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Awards were announced at a special ceremony in Harrogate last week. The top accolade, the Lifetime Achievement Award, went to philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley in recognition of her c...

Engage: Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

13 March 2018 Engage

Engage: Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and ADHD. Nutritional psychiatry is a growing discipline that focuses on the use of ...

Engage: West Sussex to host inaugural children's social work conference

01 March 2018 Engage

Engage: West Sussex to host inaugural children's social work conference

On World Social Work Day 2018, what better way for West Sussex County Council to celebrate our work than to invite you to participate in our inaugural conference and explore the theme of direct work with children? The Munro Review highlighted that the on...

Engage: How to help homeless people during extreme temperatures

27 February 2018 Engage

Engage: How to help homeless people during extreme temperatures

A blast of intense cold weather dubbed the "Beast from the East" has reached the UK, with temperatures expected to dip below freezing throughout the week. The extreme temperatures mean the risks faced by rough sleepers are even greater, and campaigners w...

Engage: How promoting a healthy lifestyle can boost your care workforce

19 February 2018 Engage

Engage: How promoting a healthy lifestyle can boost your care workforce

Balancing a healthy lifestyle and work can be hard for professionals. After a long day at work, it’s understandable that a trip to the gym may be the last thought on your mind. In fact, half of care professionals admit that they struggle to fit in exercis...

Webwatch

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Webwatch: Innovative website launched to support cancer caregivers in Northern Ireland

20 April 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Innovative website launched to support cancer caregivers in Northern Ireland

‘Cancer Caring Coping’ is a new online resource created by cancer caregivers for cancer caregivers. It is based on research by Dr O...

Webwatch: 37% rise in child sexual abuse images found online than in previous year

18 April 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: 37% rise in child sexual abuse images found online than in previous year

More child sexual abuse imagery is being found on the internet than ever before, according to new research by a British charity whic...

Webwatch: Four in five support tighter social media regulation to improve mental health

18 April 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Four in five support tighter social media regulation to improve mental health

A vast majority of the British public think time spent on social media is harming young people's wellbeing, a poll suggests. Four i...

Webwatch: Using Apps like Uber can help revolutionise social care

12 April 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Using Apps like Uber can help revolutionise social care

Social care should take inspiration from apps like Uber to offer individualised services for people who need support, according to e...

Webwatch: Social media firms warned to act amid links to rising gang violence

10 April 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Social media firms warned to act amid links to rising gang violence

Social media companies have been warned they must no longer be "passive hosts" in the fight to tackle surging levels of violence. M...

Webwatch: Twitter tightens rules to protect disabled users from abuse

04 April 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Twitter tightens rules to protect disabled users from abuse

Twitter has updated the wording of its rules to make the reporting of hateful comments against disabled people easier following a ca...

Webwatch: CQC warn many online GP services not providing safe care

23 March 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: CQC warn many online GP services not providing safe care

More than 40% of online healthcare services, such as those that provide GP consultations and prescriptions through independent websi...

Council to employ Amazon devices in plans to increase use of assistive technologies

23 March 2018 Webwatch

Council to employ Amazon devices in plans to increase use of assistive technologies

Norfolk County Council is planning to step up the use of assistive technology in social care, with an emphasis on existing products ...

Education & Training

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Students warned of rise in maximum interest rates on loans

19 April 2018

Students warned of rise in maximum interest rates on loans

Maximum interest rates on student loans are set to rise this autumn. From this September, students will pay up to 6.3%, after a rise in the Retail Prices Index (RPI) - a measure of inflation, compared to the same point last year. The incr...

International Dementia Conference to cover everything from scams to technology

18 April 2018

International Dementia Conference to cover everything from scams to technology

The annual Plymouth International Dementia Conference takes place at Plymouth Guildhall on 4 May this year with a full programme which covers everything from scams to technology, and how dementia is being addressed in China, Japan, Ireland,...

University of Hertfordshire study finds health researchers are failing to provide feedback

18 April 2018

University of Hertfordshire study finds health researchers are failing to provide feedback

The first study examining the role of feedback in health research projects involving patients and members of the public (PPI research*) has found that a fifth of PPI contributors never received feedback on how their input has shaped the res...

University of Derby to host public forum on modern slavery and human trafficking

12 April 2018

University of Derby to host public forum on modern slavery and human trafficking

Members of the public are invited to a free forum at the University of Derby on modern slavery and human trafficking, to hear what is being done locally to tackle this challenging issue.  The ‘Parallel Worlds, Hidden Lives’ event, presente...

RGU academics study to show the impact of 50 years of social work

12 April 2018

RGU academics study to show the impact of 50 years of social work

A unique new study is being proposed by academics at RGU to review the impact of its social work education as the programme celebrates its 50th year. The university – and Robert Gordon’s Technical College (RGIT) before it – has delivered a...

Students praised as university campus becomes dementia friendly

09 April 2018

Students praised as university campus becomes dementia friendly

University of Chester students and staff have been working hard to make the Warrington Campus a Dementia Friendly Campus. Led by Dean McShane, Lecturer in Mental Health and Learning Disability, Dementia Friends Information Sessions have ...

New study examines prescribing antipsychotic medication for children with autism

09 April 2018

New study examines prescribing antipsychotic medication for children with autism

A new study by Swansea University has suggested that children with intellectual difficulty or autism are more likely to be given antipsychotic medication from a younger age than those without intellectual disability and have higher rates of...

University collaborates in project to tackle child poverty in Glasgow

09 April 2018

University collaborates in project to tackle child poverty in Glasgow

The Scottish Government has given £2m funding through Every Child, Every Chance, its Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018-22, to Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland (CNS) - an innovative collaboration between Policy Scotland and What Wo...

Young people belonging to alternative subcultures at greater risk of self-harm

08 April 2018

Young people belonging to alternative subcultures at greater risk of self-harm

Young people belonging to alternative subcultures, such as goths, emos or metal fans, are at a greater risk of self-harm and suicide than those who do not, according to a new research review. The authors say that health, educational and ...

University applications for nursing courses down by 10%

05 April 2018

University applications for nursing courses down by 10%

The number of people applying to train to become nurses has fallen by 10%, new figures show. Figures on UCAS undergraduate applications show that there were 43,700 applicants to nursing courses, down from 48,810 the previous year. Among t...

Nine leading universities to share in £10 million mental health research grants

29 March 2018

Nine leading universities to share in £10 million mental health research grants

Nine leading universities from across the UK will be the recipients of multi-million pound grants from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to help researchers harness the power of data science for mental health research. Funding for the gran...

Author to give insight in common misgivings about poverty at talk in Dundee

26 March 2018

Author to give insight in common misgivings about poverty at talk in Dundee

Glaswegian rap artist and author of ‘Poverty Safari’ will share his insight into living on the breadline next week when he talks at the University of Dundee. Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey, will be giving his insight into the common misgivings abo...

Social work students at Liverpool Hope to benefit from new learning experience in Gambia

23 March 2018

Social work students at Liverpool Hope to benefit from new learning experience in Gambia

Liverpool Hope University tutors Nicki Blundell and Dr Lucy Hanson have visited a range of services in the Gambia, which will provide a new student experience for those studying Social Work at the University. From next year, students will ...

International care home admissions study finds risk of abuse and human rights violations

23 March 2018

International care home admissions study finds risk of abuse and human rights violations

Thousands of older people in low and middle-income countries are at risk of abuse and human rights violations when being admitted to care homes, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study provides the f...

Student nurses at nine universities have loans cut off after overpayment error

17 March 2018

Student nurses at nine universities have loans cut off after overpayment error

Student nurses at nine universities have had their loans and grants cut off or reduced after administrative errors meant they were previously paid too much, according to nursing leaders. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said it has writt...

Perioperative care conference aims to boost leadership skills and improve patient safety

14 March 2018

Perioperative care conference aims to boost leadership skills and improve patient safety

Today’s healthcare professionals are in the vanguard of the much needed change in how patient care is undertaken and evaluated. Between 1 April 2016 and 31 January 2017, there were 365 reported perioperative incidents. Of these 351 were cat...

Proportionately more women committing suicide and self-harm in prison than men

14 March 2018

Proportionately more women committing suicide and self-harm in prison than men

Female prisoners – often anguished at being parted from their children – are more likely to commit acts of self-harm than their male counterparts, according to a University of Huddersfield researcher who has been exploring the issue for mor...

SWU offer grants of £500 to students in assignment to celebrate World Social Work Day

06 March 2018

SWU offer grants of £500 to students in assignment to celebrate World Social Work Day

The Social Workers Union (SWU) are offering four grants of £500 to social work students who can write the most compelling argument for how the profession can solve austerity. Timed in conjunction with World Social Work Day (WSWD) on 20th M...

Hundreds of mental health professionals set to attend university event on PTSD treatment

05 March 2018

Hundreds of mental health professionals set to attend university event on PTSD treatment

On 10th March, 440 psychotherapists, psychologists and counsellors will gather at Birmingham University to attend a free, one-day workshop delivered by Dr David Muss to learn The Rewind: a technique he originated that can help treat Post-Tr...

Study finds new kind of antipsychotic drug relieves symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

14 February 2018

Study finds new kind of antipsychotic drug relieves symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

A new kind of antipsychotic has been found to relieve terrifying and disturbing symptoms suffered by millions of people with Alzheimer's disease worldwide. New research has found that Pimavanserin significantly improves psychosis symptoms ...

University event seeks to understand the growing problem of self-harm

07 February 2018

University event seeks to understand the growing problem of self-harm

An event exploring the growing issue of self-harm will take place in Sheffield later this month. Self-harm is an important health concern in the UK with numbers seemingly rising, especially in teens, with one recent study claiming that U...

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children more likely to be taken into care

07 February 2018

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children more likely to be taken into care

Child protection professionals are ill-equipped when working with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children, say researchers who have revealed children from these groups are more likely to be taken into care. Dr Daniel Allen and Sarah Riding from...

Academic supports new charity to improve the lives of looked after children

07 February 2018

Academic supports new charity to improve the lives of looked after children

An academic at the University of Chester is working with a new national charity to improve the lives of looked after children. Insights from evaluative research led by Professor Elizabeth Harlow from the Department of Social Work and Int...

University historian honoured for research uncovering history of child sex abuse in Britain

07 February 2018

University historian honoured for research uncovering history of child sex abuse in Britain

A historian from the University of Sheffield has been honoured for his research which highlights how press coverage of child sex abuse in Britain has changed over the last century. Professor Adrian Bingham from the University’s Department ...

Reporting tool reveals Cambridge University has 'significant sexual misconduct problem'

06 February 2018

Reporting tool reveals Cambridge University has 'significant sexual misconduct problem'

Cambridge University has said it has a "significant problem involving sexual misconduct" as it emerged it had received 173 reports of improper behaviour in nine months since launching an anonymous online reporting tool. Reports, received b...

Researchers warn homelessness is soaring with serious health implications for those affected

31 January 2018

Researchers warn homelessness is soaring with serious health implications for those affected

The recent rise in homelessness has its roots in welfare reform and the housing market, almost entirely accounted for by an increase in families losing their privately-rented housing, experts have said. The number of people officially reco...

University lecture theatre to be named in memory of MND campaigner Gordon Aikman

31 January 2018

University lecture theatre to be named in memory of MND campaigner Gordon Aikman

A lecture theatre is to be renamed in memory of motor neurone disease (MND) activist Gordon Aikman. Edinburgh University is to honour the campaigner and business school graduate by renaming its George Square lecture theatre after him. Mr ...

Michael J Fox pledges £100K to UK university to develop Parkinson's App

29 January 2018

Michael J Fox pledges £100K to UK university to develop Parkinson's App

Back to the Future star Michael J Fox has pledged more than £100,000 in funding toward the UK development of a new system for monitoring Parkinson's Disease sufferers' symptoms.The Hollywood actor, who himself lives with the long-term degen...

New programme aims to help social care managers step up to senior leadership

23 January 2018

New programme aims to help social care managers step up to senior leadership

Bookings are open for Skills for Care’s new Inspire leadership development programme giving adult social care managers the right tools, confidence and guidance to help them move up to their next senior management role. The leadership p...

Survey aims to understand how drug addicts have achieved successful recovery

18 January 2018

Survey aims to understand how drug addicts have achieved successful recovery

A new European survey aimed at understanding how drug addicts have achieved successful recovery has been launched. The Life in Recovery survey is part of the REC-Path project, which is investigating different types of recovery from drug ...

University-led initiative explores use of new digital health technologies in elderly care

18 January 2018

University-led initiative explores use of new digital health technologies in elderly care

A block of retirement flats has become a test bed for internet-connected devices which could help improve the health of older people. Tenants of Leach Court in Kemp Town, Brighton, have volunteered to trial digital techno...

Project looks at whether sharing photos online can help reduce feelings of loneliness

18 January 2018

Project looks at whether sharing photos online can help reduce feelings of loneliness

A new research project between Oxford Brookes University and The Open University is investigating whether sharing photographs via social media mitigates loneliness in older people and enhances their wellbeing. The project, co-led by Profes...

Researchers warn true picture of domestic violent crime could become less visible

10 January 2018

Researchers warn true picture of domestic violent crime could become less visible

Violence against women could become significantly less visible in police-recorded crime figures when a new counting method comes into effect, warn researchers at Lancaster University. Plans for Home Office Counting Rules to count coercive ...

National research extended to stop young adults with ADHD slipping through net

10 January 2018

National research extended to stop young adults with ADHD slipping through net

Researchers at the University of Exeter have launched the second phase of a national survey to help identify existing services and gaps in provision for young adults with Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder (ADHD). Once considered to ...

University makes 'significant step' using stinging nettles substance in cancer treatment

10 January 2018

University makes 'significant step' using stinging nettles substance in cancer treatment

Cancer cells can be targeted and destroyed more effectively using a substance found in stinging nettles and ants, research has found. The new treatment, named JPC11, can be recycled and reused within affected cells to attack them repeatedl...

Foundation to fund bursaries for care experienced Westminster students

18 December 2017

Foundation to fund bursaries for care experienced Westminster students

The Sir John Cass’s Foundation is to fund a series of ‘Completion Bursaries’ for care experienced students - those who have spent time in care under the age of 18 - in their final year of study at the University of Westminster. A grant of £...

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Report: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Wales - Annual Monitoring Report 2016-17

16 April 2018 Reports & Resources

Report: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Wales - Annual Monitoring Report 2016-17

Care Inspectorate Wales and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales have jointly published the 2016-17 monitoring report on for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard...

Survey: MS nurses speak out about harm benefits system is causing patients

27 March 2018 Reports & Resources

Survey: MS nurses speak out about harm benefits system is causing patients

A survey of more than 100 MS nurses by the MS Society reveals the significant pressure being placed on them to assist with benefits claims. Nine in t...

Report: Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services - Scottish Evidence Summit 2018

26 March 2018 Reports & Resources

Report: Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services - Scottish Evidence Summit 2018

The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) has been involved in the Improving Use of Evidence Strand of the Vision and Strat...

Guidance: Updated knowledge and skills statements for child and family social work

20 March 2018 Reports & Resources

Guidance: Updated knowledge and skills statements for child and family social work

The knowledge and skills statements are the foundation for the introduction of a post-qualification specialist career pathway for child and family soc...

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New qualification for early years workforce launched in Scotland

23 April 2018 New To Care

New qualification for early years workforce launched in Scotland

Over 5,500 childminders across Scotland, and those entering the childcare sector, now have access to an accredited Work Based Award that recognises and val...

TV doctors return to the classroom to promote careers in the NHS

30 March 2018 New To Care

TV doctors return to the classroom to promote careers in the NHS

TV doctors Rosemary Leonard, Ellie Cannon and Sara Kayat are returning to the classroom to encourage pupils to study science, technology, engineering and m...

New social worker recruitment video asks if you could make a difference

20 March 2018 New To Care

New social worker recruitment video asks if you could make a difference

A new video ‘You can make a difference’ has been released today, World Social Work Day, to encourage more people to think about becoming a social worker. ...

New postgraduate in Wales could offer route to a career in adult nursing

14 February 2018 New To Care

New postgraduate in Wales could offer route to a career in adult nursing

A Postgraduate Diploma programme in Adult Nursing introduced by Bangor University is the first course of its kind in North Wales. It offers recent graduate...

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Minister pledges review of gagging orders linked to maternity discrimination

30 March 2018 Career Advice

Minister pledges review of gagging orders linked to maternity discrimination

Gagging orders which prevent women speaking out about maternity discrimination are a priority in a Government review, according to a minister. Busine...

Sexual harrassment victims suffering amid 'corrosive' working cultures

27 March 2018 Career Advice

Sexual harrassment victims suffering amid 'corrosive' working cultures

Victims of sexual harassment at work need better protection because their voices have been silenced by "corrosive" cultures, a report has said. The E...

New guidance to help agency workers understand their employment rights

27 March 2018 Career Advice

New guidance to help agency workers understand their employment rights

Agency workers are being offered fresh guidance on their employment rights after complaints that many were suffering delays in being paid, or not bein...

Third of workers believe shorter day would raise productivity, study finds

22 March 2018 Career Advice

Third of workers believe shorter day would raise productivity, study finds

Only one in four workers believe they are productive all the time, with many distracted by meetings, dealing with emails or taking tea breaks, a study...