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Carers who have to sleep at their workplace in case they are needed overnight will not be paid minimum hourly rates after a Court of Appeal ruling. In a decision which could have cost the UK care industry billions if it had gone in favour of workers, three leading judges…
NHS leaders have written to new Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock urging him to "grasp the social care challenge". The letter calls for a joint plan that covers both health and social care, and for the Government to publish its green paper on social care as soon as…
The trustees of the Presidents Club, a controversial black-tie event mired in sexual harassment allegations, have been censured by the Charity Commission. A report by the Commission found "significant failures" at the Charitable Trust, and that the trustees were in breach of a number of "key charity law duties". It…
Sir Elton John and the Duke of Sussex will join forces to launch a new global coalition focused on treating HIV infections in men, it has been announced. The musician, who founded The Elton John Aids Foundation (Ejaf) in 1992, will launch the new effort along with the International Aids…
Legal aid for unaccompanied child migrants has been reinstated following a five-year legal battle between the Government and the Children's Society. Justice Minister Lucy Frazer confirmed that the scope of legal aid will be extended to cover immigration matters for unaccompanied and separated children following a judicial review. Campaigners hailed…
Low levels of psychological distress can increase the risk of developing some chronic diseases including arthritis, and types of heart and lung disease, according to new research. The study, led by Catharine Gale, a professor of cognitive epidemiology at the Medical Research Council's Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at Southampton General Hospital,…
Applications to nursing courses have dropped by a third in the two years since bursaries for students were axed, figures show. The number of people in England applying to begin training fell from 51,840 in 2016 to 35,260 this year, according to Ucas, representing a decline of almost 32%. There…
The number of patients waiting longer than six months to start planned NHS hospital treatment has now exceeded 200,000, figures show. NHS England referral to treatment (RTT) statistics for May reveal that 211,324 patients waited more than six months to start planned treatment. This is 48.4% higher than the same…
A "full, independent review" is under way into what contact agencies had with Jordan Burling before his death after a jury heard he was "invisible to the authorities". Speaking outside Leeds Crown Court, James Rogers, chairman of the Safer Leeds executive, read a statement on behalf of the Safer Leeds…
A teenager who died at home looked "hauntingly reminiscent of starving victims in the extermination camps of the Second World War", according to a judge who jailed his mother, grandmother and sister. Jordan Burling, 18, was left to "rot to death" at his home in Leeds, a jury has been…
A Nigerian couple living in England unlawfully have claimed asylum after telling immigration officials that their two daughters will be subjected to female genital mutilation if they return to Nigeria. They say they are members of a tribe in which female genital mutilation (FGM) "remains a compulsory norm". The couple…
A father and his three-year-old daughter who were separated for months while he was detained under immigration powers are to receive £50,000 damages from the Home Office. Approving the settlement of the judicial review claim at London's High Court on Wednesday, Judge Blair said that the eventual reunion of the…
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