Autism Society launch new Not Enough campaign for better support and services

Autism Society say the government has not done enough to live up to its promises to autistic people and their families, ten years after the Autism Act was launched.  The charity is calling on the…

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Top 5 questions on Cervical Cancer

Dr. Bella Smith answers the top five questions on cervical cancer for Eve Appeal Charity 1) How common is Cervical Cancer? Cervical Cancer kills around 1000 young women every year in the UK and is…

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Mermaids charity call for change as almost half of young trans people have attempted suicide

Staff and trustees of Mermaids, which has been supporting trans children and young people for almost 25 years, have written an open letter that also demands gender diversity training be made compulsory for police, doctors…

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Bridgewater staff mark World Suicide Prevention Day

Staff at a local NHS Trust are being offered free training and resources on Suicide Prevention to mark World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. The offer is being made to 2,000 members of staff…

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Mental health and the journey to parenthood

Healthwatch England’s new report, which explores the experiences of new mums, shows that some women are not receiving the mental health support they should expect. The report also highlights that triggers like severe sickness in…

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Ombudsman Welcomes Healthwatch Report

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has welcomed Healthwatch England’s report, ‘Creating a learning culture in social care’, published today. Michael King, Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman said: “Complaints offer invaluable learning opportunities…

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Dental Care For People With Diabetes.

The Office of Chief Dental Officer, and NHS England & NHS Improvement  National Diabetes Prevention Programme have produced the commissioning standard: Dental Care for People with Diabetes. This Commissioning Standard will support the local implementation…

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Healthwatch Urge Councils To Promote A Culture Of Learning From Complaints

Local authorities focus on reporting the number of complaints they receive rather than communicating what they are learning. Healthwatch England are calling for complaints managers to be given more support to help demonstrate how councils…

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Have Your Say On The Future Direction Of NHS Halton CCG And NHS Warrington CCG

The public are being urged to have their say on the future direction of Warrington and Halton’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in a bid to reduce their running costs by a further 20 per cent….

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Inequalities Found In Access To Cervical Screening

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust have launched a new report into the experiences of women with physical disabilities in accessing cervical screening (smear tests). A lack of equipment, policies and a misunderstanding of needs means that many of…

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