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Gaming Disorder Classified as a Mental Health Condition.

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The World Health Organisation is to soon classify compulsive gaming as a mental health disorder in The International Classification of Disease diagnostic manual. The manual will outline the criteria needed to determine whether...

Occupational stress - it is time to talk.

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Mental health illness has barely been out of the news in recent months. From the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry talking about childhood bereavement to Rio Ferdinand discussing his own struggles following the death of his wife, it seems...

Safety a big concern in NHS and care sector, CQC inspections confirm

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Safety standards across the NHS and care sectors are a "significant concern" with particular problems in hospitals, health watchdog inspectors are warning. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that three-quarters of the 79 hospital...

A Sporting Chance.

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In May of this year a player in the French Rugby Union Team Toulouse, Florian Fritz, suffered an injury to his head after colliding with the knee of an opposition player. The footage of the collision and its aftermath is accessible on Youtube. What...

Learning from loss.

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One of the saddest and most difficult aspects of dealing with clinical negligence and catastrophic injury claims is speaking to families who have suffered the loss of a loved one. At what is for them the most devastating time...

Antipsychotic medication for dementia.

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According to the Alzheimer’s Society there are currently 800,000 people with dementia in the UK. 80% of care home residents have either dementia or severe memory problems. Dementia is not a single condition but an umbrella term for a number of...

Social Care Reform.

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The Government have announced their much heralded reforms to the funding of social care. In doing so they have announced their intention to implement some of the recommendations from the ‘Dilnot Commission’ . The Commission was...