Cancer patients could see if chemotherapy is working in real-time

Cancer patients could soon be able to find if their chemotherapy is working and follow the disease in real time as it is cleared from their body, scientists believe. A new technique can assess the effectiveness of cancer treatment just eight hours after the first drugs have been taken. Currently cancer patients face an anxious wait to [...]

DBS set to take over Basic Disclosures from 2017

From 1st January 2017, basic disclosures, which are currently provided by Disclosure Scotland will be taken over by the Disclosure and Barring service. The primary role of DBS is to help employers in England and Wales make safer recruitment decisions to prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups including children. The DBS process over [...]

Osborne’s Planned Contractor legislation set to cause a headache

9/11/16 – Organisations representing umbrella companies and the self-employed have condemned reported government plans that would see freelancers and contractors working through personal […]

DBS set to take over Basic Disclosures from 2017

From 1st January 2017, basic disclosures, which are currently provided by Disclosure Scotland will be taken over by the Disclosure and Barring service. The primary role of DBS is to help employers in England and Wales make safer recruitment decisions to prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups including children. The DBS process over [...]

Rise in serious incidents at English mental health trusts

More than 8,000 serious incidents were reported by mental health trusts in England last year – an increase of more than a third over a two-year period. The figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Liberal Democrats, include a rise in unexpected deaths and suicides. The NHS logs events as “serious incidents” [...]