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Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

Care Planning

18th February 2016

Making a Statement

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

A new website has been launched by the charity Compassion in Dying to make it easier for people to write...

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12th February 2016

Absence of choice

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

We often forget that in organising and providing ‘ordinary’ lives for service users, there is something rather precious we omit...

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07th February 2016

Self-neglect and a duty to intervene ethically

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

I’m taking a break from the series of blogs on European social care this week (although I’ll be looking at...

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06th February 2016

The Highway Code of mental health

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

I’ve been reading the latest annual report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) into the use of the Mental Health...

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06th February 2016

How to move people without tears

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

Making sure your staff use safe moving and handling techniques is one thing; making this client centred can be quite...

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05th February 2016

If music be the food of love…

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

Poor nutrition is commonly experienced by people with dementia. So it was with interest this week to see a new...

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02nd February 2016

Nature and stress

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

A six month research study carried out by a researcher from Exeter University has shown that watching nature films can...

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31st January 2016

Backing up with the facts

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

One of the issues for mental health professionals in planning care for people is gathering evidence for what might or...

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29th January 2016

Is it on the trolley?

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

Are we really offering people choices about their lives, or is the choice defined by what we make available, rather...

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15th January 2016

Exclusivity in Zero Hours Contracts

Anthony Fox Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

Zero hours contracts have been the subject of much debate in the media recently, particularly in relation to the way...

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