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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 Thomas Oliver McGowan, known as Oliver, say they repeatedly told doctors that on "no account" was the 18-year-old to…
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 Managers’ Forum is a free bi-annual event open to all Social Care Managers working in Northern Ireland, each of whom is encouraged to…
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, 31, travelled to England from Ireland to have a termination at a Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing, west London, on January…
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 is increasing, according to a report by the Academy…
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 autistic and had epilepsy and learning difficulties, died at Southmead Hospital in Bristol on November 11 2016. His parents, Tom…
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 (MMHA), a coalition of organisations involved in the mental health and wellbeing of pregnant and new mothers, has published a series of…
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. That is the view of inspectors from Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate who have today published the report of an inspection…
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 they are still seeking answers. Martyn Lewis and Mark Bates said they felt "utterly failed and let…
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 Association (BMA), the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) called for an end…
Health inspectors were forced to intervene to help a patient with suspected sepsis at a hospital which was ordered to improve, a report has revealed. Staff in the emergency department of Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, West Midlands, failed to properly monitor and treat the patient after they were admitted,…
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 suffered from epilepsy and learning difficulties, died at Bristol's Southmead Hospital on November 11, 2016. His parents, Tom and Paula,…
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. It follows a joint inspection of services for children and young people in the Perth and Kinross community planning partnership. The inspection…
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