‘It makes moving pointless’: why stamp duty is the biggest downside to downsizing
What’s standing in the way of downsizing for Gail, 58, from Manchester – who is self-employed and lives with her partner in a five-bed house she would like to swap for a smaller home? “Simply the cost of stamp duty. We live in an expensive area, so downsizing will cost us a lot in stamp duty, far…#manchester #northernireland #wales #scotland #pauljohnson #robertjenrick #taylorwimpey #caroleeaston #easton #andrewmetcalf (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

King Charles Releases Video Of Thousands Of Cards Received Since Cancer Diagnosis: “Greatest Comfort”
King Charles has shared his thanks for the thousands of cards and letters of support he has received since making public his cancer diagnosis. In a video released Friday evening, the King was seen reading several of the letters of good wishes and was quoted: “Such kind thoughts are the greatest…#rishisunak #princeharry #spare #katemiddleton #wales #princewilliam #baftafilmawards (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's baby bust laid bare: Fertility rate plunges to all-time low as expert warns 'slow-burn' crisis could cripple the economy... so how many children does the average women have in YOUR area?
Office for National Statistics data shows the fertility rate - the average number of children a women has - in England and Wales slumped to 1.49 in 2022. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Building the health of the nation: priorities for a new government
This report outlines how underinvestment, compounded by the impact of an unprecedented pandemic, rising demand and an ageing population, has left NHS and social care services under extreme pressure. This manifesto draws on the views of members – health and care leaders across England, Wales and Northern Ireland – and sets out the changes that whoever is elected at the next election will need to make if the health and care system is to be placed on a sustainable footing.ReportNHS Confederation - press release (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - February 23, 2024 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: NHS finance NHS performance and productivity Source Type: news

Health visitors in Wales to take industrial action amid ‘unsustainable demands’
Health visitors in Wales will begin a period of industrial action this month over concerns around their job descriptions and the ‘unsustainable demands’ they are reportedly facing. Unite the union has this week announced that its health visitor members at Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board (CTM) health board, based in Merthyr Tydfil, will take action... Read moreThe post Health visitors in Wales to take industrial action amid ‘unsustainable demands’ appeared first on Nursing in Practice. (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 23, 2024 Category: Nursing Authors: Megan Ford Tags: Latest news Source Type: news

The use of penalty notices for first time drink- and drug-driving offences in NSW - Donnelly N, Rahman S.
Aim To understand whether the introduction of penalty notices in New South Wales (NSW) for first time low, special and novice range drink-driving and drug-driving offences reduced the number of court appearances and increased the certainty of licence sanc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Ministers to press ahead with legislation to exonerate Post Office Horizon victims
Ministers have vowed to press ahead with legislation to automatically overturn convictions related to the Post Office Horizon scandal by the end of July. Kevin Hollinrake, the Post Office minister, said in a written ministerial statement on Thursday that the legislation would immediately quash the…#postofficehorizon #kevinhollinrake #postoffice #wales #hollinrake #rishisunak #itv #henrystaunton #sarahmunby #kemibadenoch (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-a-Day Pill for Alopecia Recommended for NHS Use One-a-Day Pill for Alopecia Recommended for NHS Use
NICE said there is unequal treatment for people with severe alopecia areata across England and Wales and its approval of ritlecitinib could benefit up to 14,000 people.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - February 22, 2024 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Practices in Wales must honour GPN pay rise – or risk having to hand back funds
Practices in Wales that fail to pass on the recently agreed 5% pay rise for nurses and other surgery staff could see that money taken back by their local health boards. Earlier in the month, it was announced that Welsh GP practices will receive a 4.4% funding uplift backdated to April last year, as contract negotiations for... Read moreThe post Practices in Wales must honour GPN pay rise – or risk having to hand back funds appeared first on Nursing in Practice. (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 22, 2024 Category: Nursing Authors: Megan Ford Tags: Latest news Source Type: news

Prince William branded " meddlesome " over Gaza remarks
Prince William set himself at odds with Benjamin Netanyahu's Israeli government with outspoken comments on Gaza—and earned criticism from the right of British politics. The Prince of Wales ripped up the royal impartiality rule book to call for more aid to get into the territory, an end to fighting…#princewilliam #benjaminnetanyahu #israeli #gaza #wales #hamas #israel #palestinian #peterhunt #charlesiii (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welsh GPs to debate call for industrial action over £20m contract uplift
GP leaders will debate calls for industrial action following a delayed, below-inflation £20m contract uplift for 2023/24 at the 2024 Welsh LMCs conference in March. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 20, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Wales Source Type: news

Prince William takes on Netanyahu
Prince William called for "an end to the fighting" in Gaza, "increased humanitarian support" and a "permanent peace" in comments that set him at odds with Israeli government policy. The Prince of Wales risked ripping up royal impartiality rules by declaring a stance on a major international…#princewilliam #gaza #israeli #middleeast #hamas (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Too Many Have Been Killed’: Prince William Calls For End To Israel-Hamas Conflict
Prince William, Prince of Wales attends the 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England. UK. Sunday 18th February 2024 (Photo by Famous Images/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images) Prince William called for an end to the conflict between Israel and Hamas Tuesday, asking that…#princewilliam #eebaftafilmawards #royalfestivalhall #apimages #israel #hamas #israeli #gaza #wales #kensingtonroyal (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Illegal abortion investigations rising, BBC told
The increase in police inquiries in England and Wales is unprecedented, an abortion provider says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

(Un)blurred lines? Sex, disability, and the dynamic boundaries of mental capacity law - Reed-Berendt R, Clough B.
In this article, we consider the approach to decisions regarding capacity and sexual relations in the Court of Protection in England and Wales, and the boundaries drawn through its application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA). We discuss recent develo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news