• Carers' week, 8-14 June 2015

    10 June 2015

    Carers' week this year is focusing on the building of carer friendly communities. The importance of this is that it will hopefully create communities that support carers in the extensive work that they do in terms of looking after their loved ones.…

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  • Motorcycle safety becomes top priority

    13 April 2015

    Although figures for motorcycle accidents and fatalities caused by motorcycle accidents remain high (1 per cent of total traffic and 19 per cent of fatalities), rider safety has improved since 2000. As around 50 per cent of motorcycle accidents are initiated by other road users, an effective programme to raise the awareness of all road users could considerably reduce the number and seriousness of incidents.…

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  • Can 30 years of policy and practice be reformed in 4 years?

    13 April 2015

    On 1st September 2014 the biggest reforms in Special Educational Needs provision for 30 years became effective. For those 260,000 children who currently have a statement of special educational needs it will not be long before they their parents and professionals alike step into the new and unknown world of Education and Health Care (EHC) Plans.…

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  • Court Fee Increase

    13 April 2015

    On 9 March 2015, the court fees payable by anyone wanting to bring a civil claim for over £10,000 increased. The court fee will now be 5% of the total value of the claim up to a cap of £10,000 for claims of £200,000 or more. …

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  • ​Will your helmet keep you out of harm's way?

    28 November 2014

    The recent tragic news that the Australian Cricketer, Phil Hughes has died as a result of a serious head injury following a "bouncer" or short bowled ball, is a stark reminder that helmets are vital, but that sportsmen also need to be vigilant and not become over reliant on their equipment.…

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  • The Danger of Hair Straighteners

    17 November 2014

    ​Many of us get caught up in the morning rush of trying to get to work, packing children off to school and getting out of the house. We can often forget about basic health and safety around the home.…

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  • Prosthetics out on a limb

    28 October 2014

    A prosthesis is an artificial device which replicates a part of the body. It is designed either to be functional, cosmetic or both. This could be a leg, tooth, eye, breast, hip etc. Whether a part of the body has been lost to trauma, disease or due to a congenital condition, a prosthesis can now be developed and manufactured to meet the specific need of the individual. …

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  • ​Don’t spoil your festival fun

    16 June 2014

    Don't let an injury during the summertime festival period ruin your experience. Read our top festival tips to stay safe.…

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