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NHS faces repeat of A&E winter crisis if plans not drawn up, hospitals warn

NHS faces repeat of A&E winter crisis if plans not drawn up, hospitals warn | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Foundation Trust Network says a third of urgent care boards have not produced local recovery plans for A&E units
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Government accused of 'assault' on the rights of women and minorities

Government accused of 'assault' on the rights of women and minorities | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Fawcett Society report says coalition has been reversing and dismantling equality laws
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Doctors who abused Liverpool Care Pathway face disciplinary action - Telegraph

Doctors who abused Liverpool Care Pathway face disciplinary action - Telegraph | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Hospitals will today be told to review the treatment of every patient who has been on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway after an independent review found examples of abuse across the NHS.
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Making work pay? Report finds hardest working families will be worse off under government's flagship benefit reforms

Making work pay? Report finds hardest working families will be worse off under government's flagship benefit reforms | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Working parents will hit a ‘ceiling’ despite working longer where their disposable income after childcare costs will fail to increase and even fall in some cases as their benefits are withdrawn, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found.
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More lies revealed...

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Welfare reform has collapsed, says Labour as IDS plan stalls - Telegraph

Welfare reform has collapsed, says Labour as IDS plan stalls  - Telegraph | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
The Coalition’s flagship welfare programme has collapsed, Labour claimed after ministers scaled back the next phase of the reform project.
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Legal aid changes will allow abuses of power by public authorities against the most vulnerable | Left Foot Forward

Legal aid changes will allow abuses of power by public authorities against the most vulnerable | Left Foot Forward | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Last week justice secretary Chris Grayling withdrew his proposal to deny those accused in the criminal courts and reliant on legal aid the right to choose who will represent them.
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Gender Differences In Brain Anatomy Of Dyslexia

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Using MRI, neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center found significant differences in brain anatomy when comparing men and women with dyslexia to their non-dyslexic control groups, suggesting that the disorder may have a different...

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this is actually an important breakthrough in not just dyslexia research but has repurcussions for all autistic spectrum disorders too...

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Hagfish slime: The clothing of the future?

Hagfish slime: The clothing of the future? | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
The hagfish is a primitive creature that lives at the bottom of the ocean and dates back as far as 500 million years - but it exudes a very special slime.

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There are reports that hagfish are becoming a real problem to the fishing industry - there is a bit of an "epidemic" of them at the moment so to find a use for them is really rather cool :o)

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Yaha sure i want this.
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Young Bavarians steal hydrangeas for highs

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Bavarian pensioners left perplexed by the theft of young hydrangea plants have been told by police that young people are raiding gardens to smoke the flowering plant for its rumoured marijuana-like high.

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I think its important to point this out:

"Though side effects are unclear, the plant releases hydrogen cyanide – a poisonous substance linked to brain and nerve damage, German pharmaceutical industry magazine Pharmazeutische Zeitung said after examining the trend more closely."

 

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I think its important to point this out just incase anyone thinks of trying this? "Though side effects are unclear, the plant releases hydrogen cyanide – a poisonous substance linked to brain and nerve damage, German pharmaceutical industry magazine Pharmazeutische Zeitung said after examining the trend more closely."
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NHS is creaking under strain of Coalition reforms

NHS is creaking under strain of Coalition reforms | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
The NHS public approval rating has plummeted from 70% pre-election to 58% since the Coalition took office and dismantled key parts of the service
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Ministers ridiculed over Spartacus snub

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Two ministers faced ridicule and anger tonight after trying to use an “extraordinary” and “ludicrous” excuse to explain a refusal to meet a delegation of disabled activists.

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Budget 2013: George Osborne cares more for the captains of industry than the elderly

Budget 2013: George Osborne cares more for the captains of industry than the elderly | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
He gave massive tax cuts to big business, but he had nothing new to offer old folk
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#Budget2013 will not stem the rising tide of poverty | Joseph Rowntree Foundation

#Budget2013 will not stem the rising tide of poverty | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it

The Chancellor's childcare announcement made a welcome move to help with the cost of living, says Donald Hirsch. But for those on the lowest incomes, the direction has all been backwards.

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Cameron Under Fire On Bedroom Tax Claims

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Disability campaigners have challenged a claim by the Prime Minister that people with a live-in carer will be exempt from the bedroom tax.
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Benefit Cap Rolls Out Across Britain

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The coalitions benefit cap rolls out across Britain today, limiting the total amount people aged 16 to 64 can receive.
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Council slammed by Ombudsman after failing homeless people » Housing » 24dash.com

Council slammed by Ombudsman after failing homeless people » Housing » 24dash.com | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Bristol City Council has been failing in its legal duty to provide homeless people with the chance to appeal against its decisions not to house them, the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has ruled.
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Skiving or struggling? Mountford and Hewer investigate - Telegraph

Skiving or struggling? Mountford and Hewer investigate - Telegraph | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Nick and Margaret: We All Pay Your Benefits on BBC One sees the Margaret Moutford and Nick Hewer examining that controversial British institution, the welfare state, says Neil Midgley.
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I wasn't going to watch this, but I might just take a peek now.

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Serco's GP out-of-hours service in Cornwall 'substandard', say MPs

Serco's GP out-of-hours service in Cornwall 'substandard', say MPs | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Committee condemns falsification of data and fact that underperformance only came to light because of whistleblowers
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Not just in Cornwall, I'll warrant...

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Rise of the autistic workforce - New Scientist

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Rise of the autistic workforce
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We are seeing the rise of autism, says Ari Ne'eman, president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network in Washington DC and a member of the US National Council on Disability.

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Barbara Johnson's curator insight, June 3, 2013 9:22 AM

Employers seeking autistic employees.

AnnC's curator insight, June 9, 2013 8:13 PM

productive matches for important jobs

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Meet the 28-Year-Old Grad Student Who Just Shook the Global Austerity Movement

Meet the 28-Year-Old Grad Student Who Just Shook the Global Austerity Movement | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Thomas Herndon is definitely getting an A this semester.

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The man who will ultimately bring down this Tory Government and show George Osbourne for what he is... an idiot who know NOTHING about running an economy.

 

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Kit Newton's curator insight, April 19, 2013 5:19 PM

Funny :D

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Thanks to Thomas Herndon finding errors in an influencial study, the Neoliberal theory promoted by the likes of Angela Merkel and Paul Ryan "that governments can shrink their way to prosperity" has been dealt a major blow.

 

Ya know, with the Eurozone and American economies going nowhere for years, with permanent high unemployment and no growth,  you'd think they'd have already figured it out.

 

 

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Helsinki Hotel Seeks Professional Sleeper to Test Out New Beds

Helsinki Hotel Seeks Professional Sleeper to Test Out New Beds | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Sound like a 'dream' job?

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A job you could do in your sleep!

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Osborne: we'll stop child benefits leaving UK - Telegraph

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Ministers are “wrestling” with ways to stop European Union immigrants from claiming child benefit in the UK and sending it abroad, George Osborne said on Tuesday, as he pledged to restore fairness to the welfare system.
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Ahhh... this is our Government, always doing things the WRONG way round!  Why not just stop the immigrants from coming in the first place?  That would solve a whole lot of problems then.

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Brain-damaged amputee fit for work, says Atos

Brain-damaged amputee fit for work, says Atos | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
An amputee who cannot walk, struggles to talk and is brain damaged has been passed “fit for work” and had his benefits cut under government reforms.
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Its getting very stupid now - I dont usually share these stories but will share this one.  Poor poor man.

 

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DWP and Treasury in standoff over £145 million Universal Credit fund » Housing » 24dash.com

DWP and Treasury in standoff over £145 million Universal Credit fund » Housing » 24dash.com | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Millions of pounds of funding announced by the Department for Work and Pensions for the creation of budgeting accounts to help benefit claimants adapt to the new Universal Credit regime may not be available after all following intervention from the...
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Budget 2013: little hope for aspirations of the country's poorest

Budget 2013: little hope for aspirations of the country's poorest | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
The residents of Jaywick in Essex, officially England's most deprived place, are eager to escape the benefits system but trapped by growing unemployment
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