30-hours free childcare scheme described as ‘chaos’

  • September 1st, 2017
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With the Government’s new childcare scheme coming into force in England today, a third of nurseries fear closing due to the increase in financial pressures. The new scheme allows three and four year olds to be offered 30 free hours of childcare a week, an increase of double from the previous 15 hours. Although local […]

Theresa May calls for ‘shared society’ to tackle mental health stigma

  • January 10th, 2017
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Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to help end mental health stigma, with a focus on children and young people. Mrs May said she wanted to make sure that ‘children and teenagers get the help and support they need and deserve’ as part of her vision for her ‘shared society’. Figures show that more than half […]

Junior doctors’ strike called off

  • September 7th, 2016
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The British Medical Association (BMA) has called off the junior doctors’ strike, which was due to take place in September, after NHS England warned hospitals had not been given enough notice. The BMA junior doctors’ committee chair Dr Ellen McCourt said: “Patient safety remains doctors’ primary concern. “While the BMA provided more than the required […]