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Latest news on WCEN projects, events in the community, current news and blogs from WCEN workers and those in our Network.

David Olusoga grew up amid racism in Britain in the 70s and 80s. Now, in a groundbreaking new book and TV series, he argues that the story of black Britons, from Afro-Roman times to the present, is key to showing the depth of their Britishness. And, while we exult in black Britons’ success in culture,

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NHS Clinical Commissioners Of primary importance: commissioning mental health services in primary care This report showcases programmes that are embedding mental health services in primary care and draws out advice from the commissioners and practitioners involved in their development and delivery. It highlights projects where CCGs and their partners are delivering better care for patients,

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Government releases collection of statistics comparing ethnic groups covering health, education, employment and justice Ethnicity has an influence on a range of areas including health, education, and employment Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian Ethnic minorities face huge disparities in life experiences and outcomes compared with their white British counterparts, according to a collection of

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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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