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Lord Janner child abuse claims: 'trial was decision for court' - Sat, 18 Apr 2015

Former director of public prosecutions Ken Macdonald QC says judge should have ruled on whether to continue with prosecution to avoid any doubt

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Obesity affects six different types of people, researchers say - Fri, 17 Apr 2015

Dealing with distinct groups differently could lead to better use of scarce NHS funds and help people lose weight more easily, study suggests

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California declares Disneyland measles outbreak over as vaccine fight rages on - Fri, 17 Apr 2015

  • No new cases reported in state in 42 days
  • Outbreak sickened 150 effectively over in US but still a problem in Quebec
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Man died in prison after police wrongly took him from psychiatric unit, inquest finds - Fri, 17 Apr 2015

Mark Groombridge killed himself in Dovegate prison two weeks after he was removed from secure ward by probation officers and recalled to prison – a move that probably contributed to his death, jury finds.

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Councils pay private landlords up to £4,000 to house tenants - Fri, 17 Apr 2015

Housing charities say widespread practice underlines difficulties for councils housing tenants in market where landlords hold balance of power

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Lord Janner child abuse allegations were not passed to me, former DPP says - Fri, 17 Apr 2015

Lord Macdonald QC criticises local CPS officials for dropping pursuit of charges without consulting headquarters, helping Labour peer escape prosecution

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Quiz: how in tune are you with British beliefs and attitudes in 2015? - Fri, 17 Apr 2015
Don't miss the Observer's Britain Uncovered special, an investigation into the cultural, social and political beliefs of Britons in 2015 – this Sunday in the New Review

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HIV patients in UK are living longer, data reveals - Fri, 17 Apr 2015

Positively UK charity welcomes figures but say appropriate treatment was required

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Confed chief: Politicians should recognise workforce cost reality - Thu, 16 Apr 2015
Politicians should recognise the NHS needs to ‘get more out of’ and reduce the cost of its staff, the NHS Confederation chief executive has said.

HSJ Live 17.04.2015: The week in NHS politics – the key election pledges - Fri, 17 Apr 2015
HSJ’s round up of all the key commitments, latest developments and exclusive interviews, plus the rest of today’s news and comment

A week in NHS politics: health becomes election battleground - Fri, 17 Apr 2015
The NHS has been firmly established as a crucial election battleground, with all parties making flagship pledges about the future of the service. Here HSJ rounds up the key commitments, policies and developments, including from our exclusive interviews with Jeremy Hunt and Andy Burnham

Royal college: Changing surgical pathways could save money and lives - Fri, 17 Apr 2015
Hospitals could reduce length of stay and improve patient outcomes if they reimagine the way more than 10 million patients a year undergo surgery in the NHS, HSJ has been told.

Specialist West Midlands trust plans for 'unprecedented' deficit - Fri, 17 Apr 2015
FINANCE: The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation Trust is planning for a financial deficit for the first time in its history.

Social care leader warns integration will not solve financial woes - Fri, 17 Apr 2015
Integration of health and social care will help improve services but will not be the answer to the financial challenge facing the sector, the new president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Service has said.

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Election 2015: What would the main parties do for social work? - Fri, 17 Apr 2015

A simple breakdown of the five main parties' biggest and most eye-catching plans for social care and social work

UKIP would seek wholesale reform of Britain’s “clearly failing” child protection services, if elected - Wed, 15 Apr 2015

In its manifesto published today, UKIP also pledged to abolish Monitor and the Care Quality Commission if it wins the general election

Lib Dem manifesto promises to ‘radically transform’ mental health services - Wed, 15 Apr 2015

Party also would fully integrate health and social care and introduce statutory code of conduct for care workers

15 tips for implementing personal budgets in mental health - Mon, 13 Apr 2015

New briefing paper from Think Local Act Personal draws on learning from local authority leaders

Deprivation of liberty: 27 case examples to help social workers comply with landmark ruling - Thu, 09 Apr 2015

List of cases issued as part of guidance drawn up by Law Society to help handle practical implications of last year's 'Cheshire West' ruling

Government sounds third warning over lack of mental capacity advocacy referrals for safeguarding - Thu, 02 Apr 2015

Referral rates too low compared to numbers of safeguarding cases, says Department of Health annual report on IMCA service, echoing previous two reports

Government finds extra funds to help manage Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards pressures - Fri, 27 Mar 2015

£25m falls well short of local authority demands but will help manage caseload pressures triggered by Cheshire West judgement

Lamb: Why we are providing £25m to help staff deliver the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards - Fri, 27 Mar 2015

One-off investment for 2015-16 will help local authorites use Dols to protect rights of vulnerable people, says care minister

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Tories pledge to build on big society | Labour commits to developing social economy | Tax group renews criticism of HMRC over direct mail - Fri, 17 Apr 2015
Plus: IoF consults members on plans to cut number of trustees from 18 to 12 | FRSB rules fundraising firm failed to state clearly how funds were allocated | New service allows charities to recieve donations through Twitter

Shake-up of services leads to 13 redundancies at Victim Support - Thu, 16 Apr 2015
Another 14 jobs could go after the charity failed to win contracts to supply services in two English regions

Competitiveness and attractive women make men give more on fundraising sites, says study - Fri, 17 Apr 2015
Men donate more if they see other men donating large amounts and the fundraiser is a good-looking woman, according to researchers at University College London and the University of Bristol

National Theatre's first chief executive, Tessa Ross, quits after five months - Fri, 17 Apr 2015
Ross says the new leadership structure was not right for the organisation

Mary's Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people - Fri, 17 Apr 2015
MacFarlane-Barrow set up the charity in 2002 and it expects shortly to provide a million meals to schoolchildren every day

Last chance to take part in Charity Pulse 2015 - Fri, 17 Apr 2015
The annual poll, run by Third Sector and Birdsong Charity Consulting, asks staff to rate their workplaces and managers

HM Revenue & Customs is unclear about VAT on direct mail, Charity Tax Group says - Thu, 16 Apr 2015
The CTG says the revenue has failed to publish guidance on the matter or to resolve outstanding concerns

Up to 12 jobs could go at Changing Faces, run by James Partridge - Thu, 16 Apr 2015
An internal consultation document sent to staff says redundancies could occure because of a shortfall in income and donations

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NHA Party calls for 10,000 more GPs - Thu, 16 Apr 2015

Manifesto emphasises call for ‘reversal of privatisation’

Practices could face loss of income by agreeing to managers' requests to review business rates, warns GPC - Thu, 16 Apr 2015

Exclusive GPC and chartered surveyors urge GPs to turn down requests

GP practices ponder giant network in response to retirements - Wed, 15 Apr 2015

Patients could be referred to less busy practices elsewhere in town

UKIP would require GPs to send fit notes to DWP - Wed, 15 Apr 2015

Party also thinks patient’s GP is the ‘best person’ to undertake disability assessments

Lib Dems plan to co-locate GPs with post offices and libraries - Wed, 15 Apr 2015

Plans to keep rural GP surgeries open by sharing budgets

GP practice livens things up with variety performance show in waiting room - Wed, 15 Apr 2015

A practice in Devon is putting on a show starring patients, doctors and receptionists

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