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Archive for May 2013

Campaign for Better Boating Laws

The whole country was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the terrible speedboat accident which killed BSkyB executive Nick Milligan and his daughter Emily and seriously injured his wife Victoria and their son Kit near Padstow. This is not the first accident of this nature and regrettably it is unlikely to be the last as current boating laws appear to be inadequate. In the UK you do not currently […]

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111 causes crisis at A&E

The winding down of NHS Direct and the introduction of the 111 service are being held out as the main causes for A&E departments across the country to be overrun with patients. In the last year, it is estimated that an additional 120,000 patients attended A&E than they had in the year prior to the implementation of these changes. However, the Government are still seeking to blame a change to […]

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Hard times for Farming

Farming and agriculture has the highest rate of fatal accidents of any of the main industrial sectors including the construction industry with an average of 42 fatalities each year.  The industry also has the highest rate of self-reported illness when compared to an average of all other industries. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) believe that this is due to a number of factors including, the more hazardous environment of […]

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Support Action for Brain Injury Week

Every year it is estimated that 1 million people in the UK attend A&E as a result of a head injury, with approximately 135,000 suffering a brain injury. Brain injuries are regularly referred to as the hidden disability as there aren’t always clear physical signs or symptoms which are linked to it. Headway is one of the leading national charities that supports those affected by brain injury. Each year, Headway […]

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Problems with the Care system

Abuse in care homes has sadly been the focus of many news stories over the last number of years. Most notably in the South West were the Panorama investigation into Winterbourne View in Bristol and the Care Quality Commission’s investigation into Veilstone Care Home near Bideford. In both instances it was found that levels of care provided were not satisfactory and failed to meet the relevant standards. Six out of […]

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