Forensic Medicine & Pathology of the Vulnerable Patient

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Jeffrey Barry: Brutal murder of Kamil Ahmad was 'avoidable'

<b>The murder of a man by a violent schizophrenia patient "could have been avoided" had a medical tribunal been given complete information on his past, a report has concluded.</b><p>Jeffrey Barry stabbed neighbour Kamil Ahmad at their supported flats in Bristol in July 2016, hours after his release from a …

Health Care

The nurses tackling mental illness in police custody

An estimated third of those arrested by police in England are experiencing mental health problems.<p>Most police forces now have mental health nurses working with them to help those arriving in crisis, in the hope of both improving their health and reducing re-offending.<p>The BBC's Jeremy Cooke was …

Mental Health

90-year-old woman subjected to ‘sickening attack' by man she woke to find standing over her bed

A 90-year-old woman was subjected a "sickening attack" by an intruder in her home.<p>Iris Warner was found in her house in Brent by her son, Jeffrey …

Crime

Protecting the lives of people with learning disability

Time and time again, grieving families are left to fight for accountability and expose systemic failings in the care of learning disabled people. …

Rise in drug arrests among teenagers prompts 'county lines' concerns

Urban gangs are using children as young as 12 to help move drugs in out-of-town locations<p>There has been a sharp rise in the number of arrests of teenagers for drug dealing, prompting concern about young people being groomed to work as drug mules in so-called county lines operations.<p>Data obtained by …

Sociology

Identification and initial response to childrens exposure to intimate partner violence: a qualitative synthesis of the perspectives of children, mothers and professionals

ObjectivesTo synthesise evidence on the acceptable identification and initial response to children’s exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) from …

Finding a better way to identify children experiencing domestic violence

Around one in five children in the UK have been exposed to domestic violence or abuse between their parents or caregivers. When adults are involved …

'I sat across the dinner table from my mum's killer'

<b>Mother-of-six Janet Scott was killed by a convicted murderer who was released from prison after serving 14 years. Her 20-year-old daughter, Amelia Karnstein, tells her mother's story and questions how the authorities allowed Simon Mellors to kill again.</b><p>We used to watch programmes with Mum about …

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Alex Skeel: Domestic abuse survivor was 'days from death'

<b>A male domestic abuse survivor said he was "10 days away from death" before he was helped by police and medics.</b><p>Alex Skeel, 22, from Stewartby, Bedfordshire has urged other victims in abusive relationships to speak out.<p>His former partner, Jordan Worth, 22, subjected him to multiple physical …

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Parents say son's death was down to 'arrogance' of doctors

The parents of a talented teenage athlete with who had epilepsy, cerebral palsy and autism have blamed their son’s death on “arrogant” doctors who defied their wishes and gave him antipsychotic medication.<p>Oliver McGowan, 18, was admitted to Southmead hospital in Bristol on 22 October 2016 after …

Medicine

CSA Centre

Local areas across England and Wales have a confident and effective <b>multi-agency response</b> to CSA, based on access to evidence and information on what …

Resources - Centre for Suicide Prevention

FAQs<p>Frequently asked questions about suicide.<p>Ask a librarian<p>We are happy to help with your research. Get in touch and tell us what you are looking …

Jailed for murder, Spain domestic violence victim fights for pardon

<b>Gloria Chochi is serving six years in prison in Spain for killing her abusive former partner. She is now pinning her hopes of being reunited with her son on a rare pardon. This is her story.</b><p>Their troubled relationship had ended but as Williams Richards kept coming back, each time with more threats, …

Abuse taking place in 99% of care homes amid 'chronic' underfunding, survey shows

Abuse is taking place in 99 per cent of care homes across England, new research shows, prompting concerns elderly people are bearing the brunt of a …

Radiation Therapy

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Welcome to The Good Grief Project<p><i>Dedicated to understanding grief as a creative and active process</i><p>Our News<p>LATEST UPDATES FROM THE BLOG<p>“We totally …

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The lack of statutory enforcement and oversight of safety recommendations reported by coroners is putting lives at risk, says <b>Deborah Coles</b> of Inquest, and <b>Sushila Dhall</b> writes how a now dismantled system saved her life<p>The Guardian investigation of deaths of patients in mental health detention …

Mental Health

Why Mother's Day brings back such unimaginably painful memories for Rhian Burke

Mothering Sunday is a special day for mothers across the UK.<p>It is one day of the year dedicated solely to them, giving sons and daughters the chance …

Medicine

Mum kept her children in home so filthy it was 'literally not fit for animals'

A mother has been jailed after she kept her children in a filthy home so dirty it was “literally not fit for animals to live in”.<p>The youngsters, a …

Sociology

Transforming the response to domestic abuse - Ministry of Justice - Citizen Space

Overview<p>Joint Home Secretary and Justice Secretary foreword<p>All forms of violence and abuse are unacceptable but it is particularly shocking when it …

Sociology

What drove Milly Thomas to write a play about suicide?

Playwright Milly Thomas wrote and starred in 'Dust' - a play about suicide currently showing at Soho Theatre. It draws on her own experience of depression.<p><b>If you are feeling emotionally distressed and would like details of organisations which offer advice and support,</b> click here <b>or you can call for</b> …

Mental capacity and the Law

<b>Capacity and the Mental Capacity Act (MCA)</b><p><b>Who is this leaflet for?</b><p>Anyone who wants to know more about:<p>Capacity<br>• How the law protects you when you …

Mental Health

Delirium

About this leaflet<p>You may find this leaflet helpful if:<p>you have experienced delirium<br>• you know someone with delirium<br>• you are looking after someone with …

Mental Health

Delirium Awareness Video (#icanpreventdelirium) | Creative Connection

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Recognising and preventing delirium

A quick guide for care home managers<p>Think delirium!<p>Delirium is a sudden change in a person’s mental state. It is a serious condition that is …

Delirium (confusion)

A sudden change in a person’s mental state is known as delirium. Delirium could lead to increased confusion, disorientation, or difficulty with …

Personal Hygiene

Opposition MPs demand urgent answers after the Guardian revealed toll of avoidable deaths

Mental Health

High number of people on the streets after leaving psychiatric facilities renews calls for rethink on housing policies<p>One in five chronically homeless people find themselves on the street after leaving psychiatric facilities and more than half have a psychotic illness, a study has found.<p>The study, …

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