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NHS England, the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and the University of Bristol have announced the world’s first national programme to review premature deaths of people with learning disabilities. The three-year project will be the first comprehensive, national review set up to get to the bottom of why people with…
A nurse has been found not guilty of killing a patient by giving him 14 times the amount of anti-psychotic drugs he was prescribed. Mental health nurse Amanda Young, 40, was instructed to administer 300mg - a little more than a teaspoon - of clozapine to Joshua Gafney, 22, at…
Researchers in the South West are urging more people in the region to consider volunteering for dementia studies. Many pioneering studies into the devastating condition are underway in the region, but efforts can be hampered if researchers can’t find people willing to take part. In February 2015, a new national…
A baby killed by her father was never on a child protection plan despite authorities knowing of "horrific domestic abuse, drug-taking and injuries to the child", a damning report has revealed. Paris Vince-Stephens was just 16 weeks old when she suffered fatal injuries after being shaken by father William Stephens,…
Doctors should ask men with mental health problems whether they have experienced or carried out domestic violence, researchers have said. A study found male patients visiting their GP with anxiety or depression were more likely to be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence. The research, by the University of Bristol…
An awareness raising event on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is taking place at the UWE Bristol later today. The event is being organised as part of FORWARD (Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development), a campaigning group committed to gender equality and safeguarding the rights of African girls and women.…
Social services bosses have been criticised by a family court judge after a man was accused of physically abusing his son. Judge Stephen Wildblood said staff at Somerset County Council had "got nowhere near" proving allegations made against the man. He said it was "perfectly plain" that there had been…
A gang of paedophiles raped and abused a baby and a pre-school child in attacks that were live streamed over the internet, a court heard today. Members of the child sex ring preyed on the families of the youngsters they targeted - sometimes offering to babysit their victims, jurors were…
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