Volunteers could help ease pressure on GPs, think tank suggests

Volunteers working in and alongside general practice can reinforce GPs' links with local communities and could help to ease pressure on overstretched practices, a report says.
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Source: Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol Source Type: research
High rental costs mean many public service employees in England are spending more than a third of their wages on rent, according to research published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. Hospital porters are struggling the most, with rents effectively unaffordable for them in all nine English regions. The most expensive areas for porters are London, the South East and the East of England where housing costs swallow up over half their take home pay. Teaching assistants do not fare much better – in half a dozen English regions, rental costs are more than a third of their monthly wage. The same is true for refuse drivers in five...
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The paper, by Southern Methodist University in Texas, used data on the 'big five' personality traits in every state of America, then looked for areas where people were more or less psychopathic.
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Travel writer Ileana von Hirsch discovered that the experience of having cancer can have its comedic moments - and finding them makes all the difference.
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Claudio D. Miranda, Felix A. Godoy, Matthew R. Lee
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
The unnamed woman, from Scotland, had a large coloured ink tattoo on her left thigh in 2015 - but developed chronic pain within months. Doctors published the case in the BMJ Case Reports.
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As a new bonding technique for high-power laser optics, pulsed electric current bonding (PECB) of sapphire and Nd:YAG ceramics was demonstrated. The optical properties of the composite were measured, and its microstructure at the interface and laser performance was analyzed. The optical ...
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