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Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Improving Care, Treatment and Support

  • Madeleine Jones
  • 13 December 2017
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

With the government's green paper entitled 'Transforming children and young people's mental health provision', published just last week, the timing of this conference could not have been more perfect. A range of expert speakers came together to share their insights to a room full of attentive delegates ready to probe, challenge and build on each presentation. Dr Bernadka Dubicka, Chair of Child and Adolescent Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists acted as a brilliant conference Chair, occasion…

  • mental health
  • children
  • young people

The Chancellor's Budget Statement

  • Alex Jones-Casey
  • 13 December 2017
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care, Planning & Development, Management & Leadership

For this government, making it through a major event in the political calendar with minimal damage control has become something of an achievement.

First, there was the snap election in June. A net loss of 22 seats resulted in the government losing its parliamentary majority and forced the Conservatives to strike a confidence and supply deal with the Democratic Unionist Party; leaving egg on the face of Theresa May, who had spent the election campaign deriding Jeremy Corbyn for alleged links to …

  • nhs
  • NHS budget
  • further NHS funding
  • politics
  • government

Industrial Strategy: Fit for the future?

  • Daniel Rankine
  • 11 December 2017
  • Posted in: Energy & Environment, Science & Technology, Planning & Development, Health & Social Care

With the launch of the Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future white paper the UK Government have set out their plans for the development of a modern strategy to help businesses to create high quality, well paid jobs across the country. Will the strategy help to fulfil the government’s ambitions to propel Britain to be a global leader of the industries of the future? Just importantly will the strategy help make the UK a country that ‘works for everyone?’

The government have s…

  • economic growth