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Commissioning is the process by which health and care services are planned, purchased and monitored. Here we look at the commissioning process in more detail, the organisations involved and how it is changing. What is commissioning? Commissioning comprises a range of activities, including: assessing needs planning services procuring services monitoring quality. The process, which is

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Researchers say you might as well be your own therapist,” the website Quartz proclaimed recently, in light of a new study that found a vanishingly small difference between seeing a cognitive behavioural therapist and just doing various self-help exercises on your own. Naturally, this sort of thing is liable to make therapists angry. (The correct

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Prosecutions against some black and minority-ethnic suspects should be deferred or dropped to help tackle the criminal justice system’s bias against them, according to a highly critical report written by the Labour MP David Lammy at the request of the prime minister. Lammy said allowances should also be made for younger defendants’ immaturity and criminal

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We are now looking for people and community groups who are interested in our second round of Advice First Aid Training! Advice First Aid Network – Training  Training provided by Citizens Advice Wandsworth, and held at Battersea Library, 265 Lavender Hill, SW11 1JB About the Advice First Aid Training Advice First Aider Criteria and commitments

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By Professor Kamaldeep Bhui The prime minister, Theresa May, has described shortfalls in mental health care as a “burning injustice” in our country. Her government has pledged to overhaul the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) after concluding that “discriminatory use” of the legislation is part of the problem. The MHA is used more often for

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