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Royals help show positive way to address mental health

Royals help show positive way to address mental health. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Stockholm last summer to hear about Sweden's approach to managing mental health challenges. James Brittain, who has worked as a psychotherapist in Norfolk, both privately, and within the NHS for over 20 years, says we now live in a world 
where we can be open about mental health At last, we are becoming increasingly aware of our mental health. There is growing media interest, celebrities are more [...]

First Major Trial Of VR Therapy For Serious Mental Health Conditions Launches

First Major Trial Of VR Therapy For Serious Mental Health Conditions Launches. The first large-scale trial of virtual reality therapy for serious mental health conditions has been launched in the UK. Healthtech startup Oxford VR has teamed up with GameChange, a £4 million project funded by UK National Institute of Health Research, to test the technology and advance its roll out across the National Health Service. A research team led by Daniel Freeman, professor of psychology at the University of Oxford, will analyze [...]

Anorexia ‘partly metabolic, not purely psychiatric’, says research

Anorexia 'partly metabolic, not purely psychiatric', says research. The potentially life-threatening illness can cause dangerously low body weight, fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image. Anorexia affects between 1% to 2% of women and 0.2% to 0.4% of men Anorexia is at least partly a metabolic disorder and not purely psychiatric as previously thought, scientists have said. The potentially life-threatening illness - which can cause dangerously low body weight, fear of gaining weight, and a distorted body image - is said [...]

Alarm at 500,000 carers with no training

Alarm at 500,000 carers with no training. Millions of OAPs in need of care are at the mercy of an unlicensed and unskilled workforce, a damning inquiry has found. Experts fear as many as 500,000 people pass themselves off as trained care workers after advertising their services online. Many professional care workers and providers offer excellent services but experts are worried at a growing number in a “grey area” who have no training or qualifications and work cash in hand. Disturbing new evidence [...]

Paid-for travel vaccinations now covered by the RCN indemnity scheme

Paid-for travel vaccinations now covered by the RCN indemnity scheme. The state-backed indemnity scheme does not provide cover when vaccines are paid for by the patient. Shutterstock Indemnity cover will be provided for NHS staff providing paid-for vaccinations. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has announced that staff providing paid-for travel vaccinations in England and Wales will now be protected by the RCN indemnity scheme. A State-backed indemnity scheme for general practice (GP) staff was introduced by the NHS in England and Wales earlier this [...]