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A long-awaited Select Committee Inquiry has slammed the assessment of Government disability benefits such as Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), branding assessors as “at best lacking in competence and at worst actively deceitful”.
TV star Gloria Hunniford is one of many celebrities backing Public Health England’s (PHE) Act FAST stroke campaign, which urges the public to call 999 if they notice signs of a stroke in themselves, or in others.
The Government has announced an extra £150m for social care which ‘will be allocated according to relative needs’.
Learning disability charity Mencap has supported calls for the law to be strengthened around cyberbullying, following a petition from model and TV personality Katie Price.
Around 20,000 people in the UK are receiving ‘flying care visits’ lasting for only 15 minutes, with at least 18,875 people receiving these visits for support with intimate personal care, new research shows. This is despite guidance in the Care Act of 2014 stating these types of visits were 'not appropriate' for people requiring intimate care support.
Hip fracture patients can wait up to 80 days before seeing a physiotherapist at home after being discharged from hospital, new research suggests.

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Friday, 13 November 2015 08:45
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Tuesday, 13 October 2015 12:50
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Tuesday, 13 October 2015 12:49
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