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It may be possible to assess the risk of developing dementia by analyzing information gathered during routine visits to the family doctor, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. Researchers from University College London (UCL) have developed an algorithm that uses routinely collected data to predict…
London South Bank University (LSBU) has accredited and helped develop three innovative new online courses in Obesity Care and Management, including the UK’s first completely online Masters degree in the field. The courses are being delivered by the College of Contemporary Health (CCH), which has been pioneering online university-level obesity…
Almost one in five nursing posts in London is vacant, according to freedom of information research. The study, from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), found the capital's nursing shortage deepened last year, with more than 10,000 vacant posts. It said 17% of London's registered nursing posts in 2015 were…
An award-winning charity, which rescues women from forced marriage and hundreds of young people from radicalisation, faces closure in a matter of months if it does not receive further funding. Founded in 1989, JAN Trust was originally set up to support marginalised and isolated communities in north London, but has…
A married couple who ran a nursing agency with "lucrative" public sector contracts flouted immigration laws by recruiting dozens of illegal workers, a court has heard. Mahendrasing Caussyram, 51, and his wife Saraspedy Caussyram, 54, allegedly hired 52 overseas carers who were working illegally in the UK for CareFirst 24…
The Duchess of Cambridge beat out a festive rhythm when she joined a group of youngsters for a drumming workshop at a children's mental health centre. Kate was left with sore hands after her 15-minute session with pupils, and their parents, from a school run by the Anna Freud Centre,…
A woman behind a fraud and money laundering scam which defrauded Haringey Council of almost £500,000, has been jailed for three years and six months. Ceyda Elkatme, 35, of Waltham Forest - a contracted finance officer who worked for Haringey Council - was sentenced alongside her seven accomplices at Southwark…
The husband of Tania Clarence, who smothered her three disabled children, has questioned a review of the case, saying it highlighted "only some of the conflicts and complexities my wife and I have faced over the last three years in trying to deal with over 80 different medical professionals and…
Health and social services staff should have intervened earlier in the case of a depressed mother who smothered her three disabled children, but the large number of workers involved were all waiting for consensus, a review found. Tania Clarence, 43, has admitted the manslaughter by diminished responsibility of Olivia, four,…
The University of Greenwich have announced details of their next Open Evenings to showcase courses in health and social care. The events takes place at the Avery Hill and Medway campuses on Wednesday 4 November (both 4pm-8pm). All prospective students are welcome to come and speak to expert staff in…
The Duchess of Cambridge met children enrolled in an early intervention mentoring programme designed to keep them clear of trouble in later life. Kate arrived at Islington Town Hall today, stepping out in a grey dress by Orla Kiely, which she has worn before, to greet dozens of spectators. She…
More than a million Londoners living in poverty are in a working family, a massive increase of 70% over the past decade, according to new research. More than a quarter of people in the capital are now said to be in poverty compared with 20% across England, the study found.…