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Mental Health: UK Crisis Care Programme

The Government’s Crisis Care Programme is being hailed a success as the number of police cells being used as “places of safety” for people with mental health conditions has dropped by 55%. The Crisis Care programme is spearheaded by the Crisis Care Concordat – a programme which aims to improve mental health crisis care throughout

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#ShakeUpSeptember: Inspiring Employees To Get More Active This September

“16.9% of UK deaths are attributed to inactivity. The cost of inactivity is equivalent to 8.3% of UK health expenditure. The same study showed that 37% of the UK adult population failed to meet the recommend guidelines for physical activity participation.” The Centre For Economics & Business Research   This September, employers across England are

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Have Your Say On Future Health In Richmond

Would you like to help shape the future of Richmond’s health services?   There are a number of meetings taking place over the coming weeks that will enable you to find out more about the provision of local health services, so you can have your say.   On Tuesday 22 September, Richmond CCG is inviting

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#IPDay2015: National Injury Prevention Day 2015

On Wednesday, (19th August), National Injury Prevention Day takes place. Since 1990, the day has sought to raise awareness for those who have suffered injuries with the aim of seeking better justice. This year, Injury Prevention Day celebrates its 25th anniversary and to mark the occasion the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is asking

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#ReadOnGetOn: Supporting Children Reading For A Better Future

Read On Get On is a national campaign that aims to get all children reading well by the age of 11. Reading plays a vital part in the social and educational development of children and is a key skill that improves their chances of having a better future. A wealth of research and studies have

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Richmond Named Happiest Place To Live in London

Richmond has been named the happiest of London boroughs according to a survey carried out by the property website Rightmove.   The survey comprised 24,000 people who were asked a number of questions about the places they lived including how proud they felt to live there, how safe they felt, how friendly their neighbours were

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7 Ways To Keep The Kids Active This Summer

With the summer holidays now well underway, many parents across Richmond will be busy thinking up ways of keeping their kids entertained for the rest of the holiday period. Lots of parents know how important it is to keep their kids away from prolonged spells in front the TV and computer, but we know this

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A Simple Urine Test Could Be Key In The Diagnosis Of Pancreatic Cancer

Exciting developments in the treatment and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer has given new hope to scientists and cancer charities.   The team of scientists from the UK and Spain who have been working on ways to detect pancreatic cancer at an earlier stage have discovered that a simple urine test could play a vital part

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