May 2012 Archive

How Technology is being Used to Improve Care

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I was very interested to read about the individuals shortlisted for the Transforming Patient Care using Technology award, in the British Medical Journal. More …

Traffic Lights - Do we need them?

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I have today read <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18072259">a very interesting article</a> on the need for traffic lights in the BBC Magazine which puts forward the argument that instead of reliance on traffic lights we should replace this by using common sense. More …

'Numerous missed opportunities' by child care agencies

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A Serious Case Review commissioned by local social services concluded that there were "numerous missed opportunities" in relation to a child and "concern that no professional ever saw him in the family home." More …

What is drug driving and why can it be as bad as drink driving?

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Only since the mid 1980's did we start to recognise the dangers of drink driving, probably because more of us like a drink than indulge in taking drugs and we are all very well educated as to the harm of being under the effects of alcohol through the media and education in schools and colleges. More …

Risk Assessment: Is It Just a Waste of Time?

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The simple answer is no! It is very important to&nbsp;identifying hazards and creating awareness to risks around us all.<br /> More …

It's a Dog's Life

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Magistrates have been&nbsp;handed new guidelines&nbsp;enabling them to impose much tougher&nbsp;punishments against&nbsp;owners of dangerous dogs which cause personal injury to members of the public.&nbsp; More …

Club Sandwiches in Paris, Hotels in Rio de Janeiro...

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Browsing the travel news pages this weekend, I was struck by how much the cost of travel was up for discussion. I suppose we are all as cost conscious as ever approaching the summer holiday season, selecting our destination carefully to ensure we get the right deal on flights, accommodation and the exchange rate for currency.&nbsp;<br /> More …

Jail Term for Drug Drivers Under new Laws

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It was&nbsp;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/9249385/Drug-drivers-face-jail-term-under-new-laws.html">reported</a>&nbsp;in he Telegraph on Monday that Ministers have&nbsp;agreed to end the requirement for&nbsp;police to prove that a motorist's driving has been impaired by drugs in order&nbsp;to bring a successful prosecution. More …

Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Early Intervention for Better Results

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I had a very interesting time yesterday at a seminar where I heard a number of speakers on the subject of Brain Injury Rehabilitation. The seminar was organised by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.braininjurygroup.co.uk/">Brain Injury Group</a>, of which Blake Lapthorn are pleased to be a member. More …

Dangerous Dogs or just Bad Owners

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It is said that all dogs have the potential to be dangerous. The way a dog behaves&nbsp;is thought to be affected by situational, environmental, treatment and training factors. More …