NHS urged to enable junior doctors to access shared parental leave
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NHS urged to enable junior doctors to access shared parental leave

This article was taken from: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/dec/25/nhs-urged-to-enable-junior-doctors-to-access-shared-parental-leave By Alexandra Topping at The Guardian news Regular rotations between hospital trusts render them ineligible, even if they have worked for NHS for years Junior doctors are being denied access to shared parental leave, leaving the NHS open to accusations of gender discrimination, according to medical professionals and lawyers. Junior doctors have told…

Children’s hospices to receive funding boost under NHS plans
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Children’s hospices to receive funding boost under NHS plans

This article was taken from: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/27/childrens-hospices-receive-funding-boost-nhs-plans/ By Laura Donnelly, health editor Health officials will increase funding for children’s hospices to up to £25 million a year, the head of the NHS has announced. Simon Stevens said care of terminally ill children was a top priority for the NHS, as he promised an expansion of services which mean help…

NHS to carry out spinal surgery for unborn babies
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NHS to carry out spinal surgery for unborn babies

This article was taken from: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/22/nhs-carry-spinal-surgery-unborn-babies/ By Telegraph reporters Spinal surgery for unborn babies is to become routinely available on the NHS next spring, it has been announced. The life-changing procedure, performed while the baby is still in the womb, will help babies with spina bifida, whose spine and spinal cord are not properly developing, NHS England said. Surgery to…

Prisons ban Christmas cards with glitter due to drugs epidemic in jails
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Prisons ban Christmas cards with glitter due to drugs epidemic in jails

This article was taken from: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/dec/23/prisons-england-wales-christmas-cards-glitter-banned-drugs-epidemic ByEric Allison and Simon Hattenstone Measure in England and Wales aims to combat problem of post being sprayed with drugs Prisons and young offender institutions in England and Wales have banned Christmas cards with glitter or “sticky stuff” because of the drugs epidemic in British jails. The latest smuggling method is spraying post…

Government makes women’s mental health a top priority
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Government makes women’s mental health a top priority

This article was taken from: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-makes-womens-mental-health-a-top-priority By Department of Health and Social Care A new government report outlines better care principles for women experiencing mental ill health, which consider individual and gender-specific needs. The Women’s Mental Health Taskforce final report sets out its principles for better gender- and trauma-informed care. The Women’s Mental Health Taskforce was set up…