Public services

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    Two thirds of young doctors 'don't feel supported by management'

    England’s chief medical officer has spoken out against what she calls a ‘lack of humanity’ and support for young doctors working in the NHS.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 August 2019

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    '68 not a healthy or safe retirement age' for ambulance workers

    Ambulance workers have protested outside the Department for Health to demand that state pension age be lowered from 68 to 60.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 24 July 2019

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    GTR fined £1m for Gatwick Express window fatality

    Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd (GTR) has today, 17 July, been fined £1 million after a passenger died when he opened a window marked ‘press and pull down to open’ and struck his head against a steel gantry.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 July 2019

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    Asbestos risk to children and teachers in 676 UK schools

    Nearly 700 schools have been referred to HSE over concerns they are failing to safely manage asbestos in their buildings, potentially putting thousands of staff and pupils at risk, it has been revealed.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 July 2019


    Raising the bar for prison safety: a case study

    Sodexo Justice Services was recently awarded the British Safety Council’s five star audit for five of its prisons. Belinda Liversedge is granted access behind the bars at HMP Addiewell, an all-male high security prison in Scotland, to find out how they did it.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 June 2019

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    NHS workers to get support to stop them quitting jobs

    NHS workers are overstretched and frustrated they do not have enough time with patients, as well as experiencing rising levels of bullying and harassment, an official report has said.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 June 2019

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    Art Exhibition boosts wellbeing in hospitals

    A new exhibition of British abstract art has begun its tour of three hospitals as part of a project to promote wellbeing in patients and the staff that look after them.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 November 2018

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    NHS – the glue of the nation

    In recent weeks, across the UK we have been marking – indeed, celebrating – the foundation of the National Health Service in the summer of 1948.

    By Lawrence Waterman OBE reflects on the inspiring beginnings of the NHS as it turns 70 this year on 24 July 2018

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    BUPA fined £3m for death of vulnerable resident

    BUPA Care Homes has been fined £3m after an 86-year-old man died from contracting Legionnaires’ disease in a ‘shocking’ series of failures committed by his care home provider.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 June 2018