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Police dealing with mental health issues more and more

Instances of the police dealing with mental health issues is on the rise, and it’s an incredibly worrying trend with a dangerous underlying cause.

Information from a damning report has labelled the state of mental healthcare in the UK as a “national crisis”. The lack of funding and resources has led to the police “picking up the pieces” of a broken system.

The government’s austerity measures have been blamed, with the already overstretched police force now having to step in and deal with mental health issues more and more.

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Dietary supplement dangers

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Do we know enough about dietary supplement dangers?

A recent study suggests not. Hundreds of dietary supplements reportedly contain potentially dangerous ingredients.

In an age where many are keen to look and feel good, dietary supplements are a common part of modern life. Many people use them specifically to avoid using drugs, but research has indicated some of them contain the very drugs people may be trying to avoid.

There are risks to using such ingredients, particularly when use of them isn’t being monitored. In cases of dietary supplement dangers that stem from a lack of monitoring, it can come down to people simply not knowing.

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Ongoing NHS staff problems threaten patient safety

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The ongoing NHS staff problems threaten patient safety, and the government need to act to avoid unnecessary litigation.

In an ideal world, we would have next to no need for victims of medical negligence to make claims for personal injury compensation. This can be achieved through a well-resourced and efficiently functioning national health service. But as we continue to see NHS staff problems to the point where it’s being seen as a “national emergency”, we’re likely going to see higher volumes of claims.

It really is a vicious cycle that needs to be stopped.

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Cervical Screening Error hits 40,000 NHS patients

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A cervical screening error is said to have affected around 40,000 patients in the UK after another blunder resulted in letters not being sent out.

The error included test results not going out to a number of patients, and it’s since been discovered that hundreds showed abnormal results.

The error has been blamed on Capita, who the NHS outsourced this work to. It’s not the first time Capita has been embroiled in blunders surrounding the work they do for the public sector. When it comes to the NHS, lives are literally at stake, and this cannot be allowed to happen.

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Maternity unit closures an ongoing concern

the nhs may be heading for a summer crisis!

It’s understood that a high volume of maternity unit closures are taking place as a result of staff shortages; potentially putting patients at risk.

Figures reportedly revealed that, last year, there appears to have been an alarming number of maternity unit closures caused by capacity issues. Reportedly, almost half of units across the country had to close their doors to new mothers at some point. Some of the units were also closed for longer than 24 hours as well.

An aging population of midwives and staff shortages is being blamed for the problem. When resources are an issue, quality of care can be badly affected.

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Serious personal injury claims lawyers

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We are serious personal injury claims lawyers. Our focus is on serious and complex legal actions and litigations. It’s one of our primary specialisms.

Selecting the right lawyer to represent you for a serious personal injury claim is important. There are a lot of law firms out there, and you should ensure that you don’t just go for any old lawyer. A lot of law firms largely deal with just straightforward and low-value cases, but you need a specialist lawyer for a difficult or high-value case.

In this article, we’ll give you some key pointers as to what to look out for.

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Driverless car accidents pose danger for paramedics

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Paramedics are being warned of the dangers of driverless car accidents and how to take care when assisting injured passengers.

Guidance issued by Waymo – a self-driving technology development company – says that paramedics should keep the door of the vehicle open. If they don’t, the self-driving car may drive off while they’re trying to help injured accident victims.

Further guidance also suggests ways of disabling the vehicle to stop it driving off as well.

So, how worried should we be?

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eBay and other slammed over fake cancer zapper sales

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eBay, Argos and Sainsburys have been slammed over online sales of so-called cancer zapper machines that are deemed to be fake.

The idea that a cancer zapper can cure the life-threatening disease came from a Canadian author who died of cancer. The author reportedly claimed that cancer was caused by parasites, and the use of a zapper could kill the parasites and cure the disease.

Needless to say, this method of treatment has been widely discredited. However, desperate patients have been lured into buying the devices online.

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Online retailers and dangerous electrical appliances

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According to a recent study, the online retail world is rife with fake items and dangerous electrical appliances. Consumers may be at risk of injury and property damage.

It’s thought that as many as one-in-three consumers may have bought a fake or counterfeit electrical item online. Popular sites like amazon and eBay are said to be full of them.

Third-party sellers who are out to dupe UK consumers appear to be getting away with it. Consumers are at risk of electric shock and fires caused by fake and dangerous electrical appliances bought online.

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Adult social care compensation advice

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Inadequate quality of adult social care is a real problem at the moment. If care falls short and users are harmed, compensation can be an option.

As a result of increasing resource constraints caused by funding cuts, some people needing adult social care are reportedly not getting the service they need. Those with more complex needs can be the most vulnerable, and are often those with the greatest problems in accessing the care they need.

From people being left alone, to missed meals or just cold soup being left by beds, this is a growing problem that needs to be stopped.

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Police dealing with mental health issues more and more

Police dealing with mental health issues more and more

Instances of the police dealing with mental health issues is on the rise, and it’s an incredibly worrying trend with a dangerous underlying cause. Information from a damning report has labelled t...

Published on the 06/12/2018


Dietary supplement dangers

Dietary supplement dangers

Do we know enough about dietary supplement dangers? A recent study suggests not. Hundreds of dietary supplements reportedly contain potentially dangerous ingredients. In an age where many are ke...

Published on the 29/11/2018


Ongoing NHS staff problems threaten patient safety

Ongoing NHS staff problems threaten patient safety

The ongoing NHS staff problems threaten patient safety, and the government need to act to avoid unnecessary litigation. In an ideal world, we would have next to no need for victims of ...

Published on the 22/11/2018


Cervical Screening Error hits 40,000 NHS patients

Cervical Screening Error hits 40,000 NHS patients

A cervical screening error is said to have affected around 40,000 patients in the UK after another blunder resulted in letters not being sent out. The error included test results not going out to a...

Published on the 15/11/2018


Maternity unit closures an ongoing concern

Maternity unit closures an ongoing concern

It’s understood that a high volume of maternity unit closures are taking place as a result of staff shortages; potentially putting patients at risk. Figures reportedly revealed that, last year, t...

Published on the 08/11/2018


Serious personal injury claims lawyers

Serious personal injury claims lawyers

We are serious personal injury claims lawyers. Our focus is on serious and complex legal actions and litigations. It’s one of our ...

Published on the 01/11/2018


Driverless car accidents pose danger for paramedics

Driverless car accidents pose danger for paramedics

Paramedics are being warned of the dangers of driverless car accidents and how to take care when assisting injured passengers. Guidance issued by Waymo - a self-driving technology development compa...

Published on the 25/10/2018


eBay and other slammed over fake cancer zapper sales

eBay and other slammed over fake cancer zapper sales

eBay, Argos and Sainsburys have been slammed over online sales of so-called cancer zapper machines that are deemed to be fake. The idea that a cancer zapper can cure the life-threatening disease ca...

Published on the 18/10/2018


Online retailers and dangerous electrical appliances

Online retailers and dangerous electrical appliances

According to a recent study, the online retail world is rife with fake items and dangerous electrical appliances. Consumers may be at risk of injury and property damage. It’s thought that as many...

Published on the 11/10/2018


Adult social care compensation advice

Adult social care compensation advice

Inadequate quality of adult social care is a real problem at the moment. If care falls short and users are harmed, compensation can be an option. As a result of increasing resource constraints caus...

Published on the 04/10/2018


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