Theresa May admits UK mental health services are ‘patchy’

  • Theresa May says the UK’s mental health services are “patchy” and has told Newsbeat she’s going to review them.
  • “The National Citizens Service will build in mental health awareness,” the prime minister explained.
  • “I saw some of the first sets of training that we’re doing for teachers and staff in schools so they can better identify when young people have mental health problems and to know what is the right support to give to those young people.”
  • We’ve increased the number of mental health beds for young people and we’re putting record amounts of funding into mental health in the national health service.
  • “That’s why one of the things I’ve been doing is actually looking at the community mental health services for young people and reviewing that across the country because it is patchy.

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Theresa May admits UK mental health services are ‘patchy’

  • Theresa May says the UK’s mental health services are “patchy” and has told Newsbeat she’s going to review them.
  • “The National Citizens Service will build in mental health awareness,” the prime minister explained.
  • “I saw some of the first sets of training that we’re doing for teachers and staff in schools so they can better identify when young people have mental health problems and to know what is the right support to give to those young people.”
  • We’ve increased the number of mental health beds for young people and we’re putting record amounts of funding into mental health in the national health service.
  • “That’s why one of the things I’ve been doing is actually looking at the community mental health services for young people and reviewing that across the country because it is patchy.

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The bladder workout: Tame incontinence without surgery

Use our #bladder workout to help manage your over active bladder:   #HarvardHealth

  • An overactive bladder (also known as urge incontinence) causes a sudden urge to urinate, even when your bladder isn’t full.
  • For others, the urge can’t be controlled, which leads not only to incontinence but also to a potentially severe negative impact on their quality of life.
  • Bladder training can go a long way toward helping with urinary incontinence.
  • For more ways to keep incontinence from getting in the way of doing the things you love, buy Better Bladder and Bowel Control, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School.

An overactive bladder (also known as urge incontinence) causes a sudden urge to urinate, even when your bladder isn’t full. For some people, it’s simply a…
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Lancaster City ex-captain Neil Marshall dies from cancer

.@lancastercityfc ex-captain Neil Marshall dies from cancer

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  • Mr Houghton said: “He would always be at training and always at the match.”
  • Marshall, who was married with two young children, initially did not make his cancer diagnosis public but later wrote about it in a regular column for the Lancaster Guardian.
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  • Born in Lancaster and a plumber by trade, the defender played 485 matches for the club between his 2006 debut and retirement this summer.
  • Regarded as a local hero, he was given trials at bigger clubs but “chose not to go”, Mr Houghton said.

The former captain of Lancaster City has died at the age of 31 after suffering from cancer.
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Royal Navy’s first ‘robot wars’ exercise begins

Royal Navy's first

  • “The mine hunters already use remotely piloted submarines in their work, but Unmanned Warrior is hoping to show things can be taken a stage further.”
  • Unmanned Warrior is being run at the same time as Joint Warrior, one of Nato’s largest exercises and held twice a year, in April and October.
  • Royal Navy’s first ‘robot wars’ exercise begins
  • Large parts of the training takes place in Scotland.
  • A reconnaissance craft called Watchkeeper is observing Nato forces arriving for another exercise, Joint Warrior.

The Royal Navy is staging its first major exercise involving drones in the sea around the UK.
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Exercise Yudh Abhyas 16 : Validation Exercise Completed

Indo-US Military Exercise #YudhAbhyas2016: Validation Exercise completed.
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  • The exercise aimed at building positive military relations between the two countries and allowed the two armies to understand each other’s tactical and operational methodologies.
  • The exercise was concluded with de-briefing by the contingent commanders and valuable suggestions by the senior reviewing officers of both sides, which would be recorded for implementation in the training by both armies.
  • The validation exercise was revie wed by Major General RK Raina, General Officer Commanding of a Division of the Indian Army and Major General Thomas James, Commanding General, 7 Infantry Division of the US Army.
  • The training culminated in a 48 hours consolidation and validation exercise in which troops carried out a daring rescue and destroy mission in the general area of Pilkholi near Chaubattia.
  • The exercise was conducted with focus on counter Insurgency and counter terrorism operations under UN Mandate.

            Over the duration of past two weeks,
Armies of India and USA have participated in Exercise Yudh Abhyas at
Chaubattia. The exercise aimed at building positive military relations between
the two countries and allowed the two armies to understand each other’s
tactical and operational methodologies.The training culminated in a 48 hours
consolidation and validation exercise in which troops carried out a daring
rescue and destroy mission in the general area of Pilkholi near Chaubattia.
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Inspection finds GP surgery put patients ‘at risk of harm’

Inspection finds GP surgery put patients 'at risk of harm'

  • “Patients were at risk of harm because systems and processes were not being followed to keep them safe as a direct result of staff shortages.
  • Image copyright Google Image caption The Barn Surgery in Christchurch has six been given weeks to improve
  • staff aspired to provide safe, high quality and compassionate care”.
  • A GP surgery has been put in special measures after inspectors found staff shortages had put patients at risk.
  • Inspection finds GP surgery put patients ‘at risk of harm’

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A GP surgery is put in special measures after inspectors find staff shortages put patients at risk.


Inspection finds GP surgery put patients ‘at risk of harm’