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....The competition attracted 34 innovative bids from across the world, including the US, Spain, India and Japan, but the winner was the London-based Citiesmode. Its ideas also include universal wifi, so residents can get in touch with health services from home, and converting a car park into a community square and outdoor cinema to “boost the sense of community and improve mental health”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK families could get money off shopping bills if they hit exercise goals image
....The competition attracted 34 innovative bids from across the world, including the US, Spain, India and Japan, but the winner was the London-based Citiesmode. Its ideas also include universal wifi, so residents can get in touch with health services from home, and converting a car park into a community square and outdoor cinema to “boost the sense of community and improve mental health”. ...
Trains are too expensive. But transport’s real problem is subsidies for London | Wanda Wyporska image
....Uneven transport subsidies may seem trivial, but they have profound consequences. They mean the poorest are often effectively locked out of access to good jobs, schools, health services and social or cultural activities. ...
Tourist areas need investment in jobs, not just better roads | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 11:05:01 PM
.... People employed in tourism cannot afford these houses. Perhaps Cornwall’s perversity in delivering a very large pro-Brexit vote was because there are so many middle-class retired incomers who are putting stress on the social and health services . ...
US jobs report: Trump given good news as economy adds 209,000 jobs in July image
.... ADP reported job gains in all sectors except for manufacturing, which lost 4,000 jobs. The biggest gainers were professional and business services, up 65,000, and education and health services, up 43,000. ...
Brexit fears trigger exodus of crucial EU health and social care workforce | Hélène Mulholland image
.... They are most prevalent in care worker roles (7%) and as registered nurses in nursing homes (13%), with 5% in social work. A record number of EU nationals are also working in hospital and community health services (61,934), up from 57,604 12 months ago, according to NHS Digital figures for March 2017. ...
Hinkley Point is a terrible deal. May must show courage and cancel it | Simon Jenkins image
.... Now her ramshackle coalition needs to take tough decisions on spending if it is to honour its promise to ease austerity. It must help the police, prisons, housing, schools and mental health services, among others. ...
Labour has big spending ideas, but no plan to earn our trust | Phillip Inman image
.... Ministers seemed to be of the same mind. They treated stories about nurses quitting their jobs, mental health services on their knees and schools making cutbacks as side issues when there were roads to repair, motorways to widen and broadband cables to install. ...
‘Cruel’ benefit cuts put pressure on grieving families image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 05:59:17 AM
....”. This might in turn place extra pressure on children’s mental health services and the NHS, and be detrimental to society as a whole. ...
Utopian thinking: the eclipse of neoliberalism heralds a new dawn of sharing | Minna Salami image
....All this points to the need for a radically different system of governance. We need something that both retains the assistance that we once relied on the state for – such as the preservation of social and health services, the environment, cultural works and shared ideals such as democracy, freedom of expression and equality – and transforms human psychology; shaking up the status quo by acknowledging our dependence on one another, while also expanding consciousness by encouraging individual enlightenment. ...
Greenwich Peninsula redevelopment to be crowned with £1bn glass landmark image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 03:01:24 PM
.... It is billed as the biggest regeneration project by a single developer in the UK and is expected to be completed by 2032. Richard Margree, chief executive of Knight Dragon, the Hong Kong-based developer behind the project, has planning consent to build 15,720 homes in seven neighbourhoods, along with a new design district, film studio, two schools, health services, shops and offices. ...
Sugary drink taxes could be threatened by Trump administration, experts say image
....“I think there is going to be some battles to be fought to maintain ground and not lose ground,” said David Goldberg, a spokesperson for Healthy Food America (HFA), a key supporter of these taxes. In October, the World Health Organization urged all nations to consider a sugary drink tax to curb obesity, cut health care costs and increase revenue for health services. ...
Problem gambling costs UK up to £1.2bn a year, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 08:00:51 AM
....2bn a year, according to a report that its authors say should serve as a “wakeup call” to the government. The report, commissioned by charity GambleAware and written by the IPPR thinktank, charts the costs associated with problem gambling, such as mental health services, police intervention and homelessness. ...
Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 12:01:40 AM
....”. Layard rejected accusations that he was arguing against closing income inequalities but said improvements in mental health services would have a greater impact. ...
Cut fixed-odds betting stakes to £2, MPs urge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 12:28:54 PM
....A report due to be published next week by the Institute for Public Policy Research will estimate the total cost of problem gambling to the public purse. The cost of secondary mental health services linked to gambling could be as high as £110m a year, the report will say, suggesting the overall cost is much higher. ...
Virgin Care wins £700m contract to run 200 NHS and social care services image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 01:10:45 PM
....Sir Richard Branson’s health firm, Virgin Care, has won a £700m contract to deliver 200 types of NHS and social care services to more than 200,000 people in Bath and north-east Somerset. The contract, which was approved on Thursday, has sparked new fears about private health firms expanding their role in the provision of publicly funded health services. ...
200 before lunch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 08:20:07 PM
....In recent weeks, 200 women and children have arrived before lunch every day. This surge has put a strain on the city's health services and municipal resources, and landed local authorities with a bill of more than $300,000 (£250,000). ...
Debts 'affect children's mental health' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 12:39:44 PM
...."This is backed up by our historic £1. 4bn investment into improving children's mental health services and we are supporting schools to teach children about mental health and wellbeing. ...

NHS rationing set to worsen in attempt to close £22bn funding gap
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 06:00:00 PM
....Diane Abbott , shadow health secretary, said: “The report is damning. It’s a very serious warning that we could see a rationing of health services if the financial crisis in the NHS is not addressed. ...

Girls with anorexia turned away by NHS because they are 'not thin enough'
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 12:17:42 PM
....Andrew Radford, chief executive of eating disorders charity Beat, said: early treatment increased the chance of recovery significantly. “When someone is told they don’t meet the criteria or that they aren’t ill enough yet, it only encourages the eating disorder to take hold, ultimately putting more distance between the individual and recovery, not to mention the increased cost to the health services. ...

Mother claims she has to restrain mentally-ill son, 24, with handcuffs due to 'lack of support from NHS'
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. A mother claims she has to put her mentally-ill son in handcuffs at home because of a lack of support from mental health services. ...

NHS mental health services to be given £1bn a year overhaul 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of July 2016 07:10:37 PM
TTIP: EU-US trade deal faces major challenges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 15th of July 2016 03:57:34 PM
.... . In the UK, there has been a particular concern that TTIP might lead to the irreversible privatisation of some health services, although following the UK referendum, that issue is now probably not about TTIP but about any agreement that the British government might negotiate directly with the US. ...
Sterling’s silver lining: Five-minute guide to the falling value of the pound image
....”Mortgage rates have also fallen sharply making your borrowing costs cheaper, but beware taking out a loan in a foreign currency if you plan to repay using sterling income, as you will be vulnerable to further currency swings. Britons keen to buy in retirement hotspots such as Spain may want to wait for the outcome of EU negotiations to see whether they can still retire in the country and use local health services. ...
Virtual doctors  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 12:58:33 AM
....The idea of a "virtual doctor" project might sound rather futuristic. But the inspiration for this scheme to improve health services in Zambia began in very low-tech and unhappy circumstances. ...
Warren Buffett lunch costs $3,456,789 for anonymous bidder image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of June 2016 04:15:50 PM
....His late wife Susie was involved with Glide and Buffett has maintained the relationship following her death in 2004. Glide serves more than 850,000 meals a year, provides housing and health services as well as helping people to break out of poverty. ...
Brexit ‘will put UK access to cutting-edge medicines at risk’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of May 2016 07:50:14 PM
....”. Campaigners in favour of Brexit have claimed that the NHS will be under threat if the UK remains inside the EU because a massive EU/US trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, will mean health services have to compete with private health providers from the US and Europe. ...
Petition against pharmacy closures gets a million signatures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of May 2016 06:59:26 PM
....“The vast support that the public has shown for community pharmacy by signing up in the hundreds of thousands to the petition shows just how valuable our services are as part of primary care in England. “Many of the most vulnerable people rely on community pharmacies for medicine, public health services and easily accessible healthcare advice. ...
Travellers warned to vaccinate or risk invalidating insurance image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of April 2016 12:00:00 PM
....Travellers who fall ill with life-threatening tropical diseases, such as malaria and yellow fever, who failed to take adequate precautions could see claims for medical treatment refused by their insurance company. Most countries do not provide free health services and bills for even simple issues can quickly spiral. ...
Drug dealers using Instagram and Tinder to find young customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 08:27:22 AM
.... “The digital world has transformed the availability and threat of harmful drugs and we must adapt to these challenges,” says a National Police Chiefs’ Council spokesman. “Forces are committed to reducing the harm caused by drugs but cannot do this alone; prevention, education and health services all have a crucial role. ...
Turnbull's half-baked tax plan - it's really more about cutting services | Greg Jericho image
....Except state governments already do raise money, do have to produce annual budgets and are awarded credit ratings (Queensland and Western Australia, for example, have had theirs downgraded in the past few years). Essentially those in favour of this idea suggest it will mean state governments are more accountable to voters, because if states can raise or lower taxes they have a better determination over the level of education and health services in their state. ...
Unite says government is reluctant to exempt NHS from TTIP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of March 2016 01:21:38 PM
....Malmström, who met US trade representative Michael Froman in Washington last week to review the status of TTIP talks, has claimed there have been “misconceptions” circulating about TTIP and the NHS. In a letter last year to the UK’s then trade minister, Ian Livingston, she insisted that EU member states do not have to open public health services to competition from private providers, or outsource services to private providers. ...
In or out, TTIP is a threat to democracy | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 07:39:45 PM
.... However, unanimity is required for certain types of trade as specified in Article 207, Paragraph 4:. “The Council shall also act unanimously for the negotiation and conclusion of agreements: (a) in the field of trade in cultural and audiovisual services, where these agreements risk prejudicing the Union’s cultural and linguistic diversity; (b) in the field of trade in social, education and health services, where these agreements risk seriously disturbing the national organisation of such services and prejudicing the responsibility of Member States to deliver them. ...
TTIP deal poses 'real and serious risk' to NHS, says leading QC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 07:30:54 AM
.... It cannot force the UK to privatise public services or prevent it from regulating in the public interest and any suggestion to the contrary is both irresponsible and false. “It will remain up to the UK government and devolved administrations to decide how to run publicly funded health services, including whether private companies should be involved. ...
Fair pensions and other interests of older people | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 31st of January 2016 07:27:02 PM
.... The NHS could advise pensioners to take more, longer walks – on short piers – and to keep warm by going to bed early in cold weather, taking a week’s supply of sleeping pills to ensure a peaceful night. Otherwise they are likely to be heavy users of health services in the last six months of their lives. ...
Britain’s world-beating services are a sign of success, not failure image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 29th of January 2016 04:23:14 PM
.... Business and financial services are a major part of this export success. But many other sectors contribute: technology, including software and gaming; television, music and film; fashion and design; education and health services; travel, tourism and culture; and more. ...
Davos: the three truths which will help unlock a low-carbon economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 11:43:18 AM
.... This is notwithstanding the £1. 3tn which could be yielded in space savings and enhanced health services through e-health opportunities available to 19. ...
That'll be £1, please: Quindell sells off businesses bought by founder image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 8th of January 2016 12:54:23 PM
.... . The property and insulation subsidiaries were among the stranger purchases made by Mr Terry when he went on an acquisition spree that built Quindell into a sprawling conglomerate with interests ranging from insurance to legal claims processing and health services. ...
Oil prices could continue to slide with Saudi sights set on shale image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of January 2016 07:30:32 PM
.... After the latest acquisition, Acadia will control about 50% of the independent – or non-NHS – market for psychiatric care in the UK. What’s the problem, it might be argued, won’t the NHS still dominate the market? Well, yes, but the NHS is also obliged to buy mental health services from outside when it can’t cope with demand itself. ...
US-owned Acadia Healthcare buys the Priory for £1.28bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of January 2016 07:53:55 PM
....”. Acadia provides similar “behavioural health services”, or treatment for addiction, depression and psychiatric complaints, across the US. ...
TTIP: the key to freer trade, or corporate greed? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of January 2016 04:00:09 PM
....Since these fears were voiced, trade negotiators have excluded provisions that would have allowed firms to sue governments for the loss of health and public services contracts once they expired. This allows the UK’s rail franchise system and the contracting-out of health services to continue under time-limited contracts. ...
India puts the brakes on Facebook image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 05:03:57 PM
....The associated app, which provides access to selected services, was renamed as Free Basics earlier this year. Content includes pages from selected local news and weather forecast providers, the BBC, Wikipedia and various health services. ...
The boom, the bust, the darkness: suicide rate soars in wake of Canada's oil crisis image
....”. The province has budgeted an additional $10m for mental health services and suicide prevention. ...
Autumn Statement and Spending Review 2015: George Osborne scraps tax credit cuts and ends age of austerity image
.... . The NHS budget is set to rise to £120bn in the next five years and an additional £600m has been earmarked specially for mental health services. ...
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Digital currency pays users to walk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 21st of November 2015 12:10:07 AM
.... . The global scheme plans to partner with sportswear brands, health services, health insurance firms, environmental groups, and potentially advertisers who could be offered unique insights into the audiences they are targeting. ...
UK deficit figures: expect a new George Osborne conjuring trick image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 11:54:31 AM
.... As the Institute for Fiscal Studies points out, £11bn is the likely overshoot by next April on the OBR’s current borrowing projections if the current trend continues. And that spells doom for local authority spending on mental health services, child health, libraries and parks – if these services haven’t already been cut. ...
Two dead after explosion at Celsa steel plant in Cardiff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of November 2015 02:19:15 PM
....Immediately after the explosion, Cardiff and Vale University hospital warned of delays in the emergency unit. Alice Casey, its chief operating officer, said: “There may be delays for non-urgent patients attending the emergency unit at University hospital of Wales and we would ask the public to think carefully if they need to attend the unit and to make use of other health services. ...
Profit warnings from construction sector panics investors image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 05:00:54 PM
Angus Deaton wins Nobel prize in economics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of October 2015 11:09:13 AM
....”. Measuring poverty is often based on snapshot surveys of income levels, but Deaton is lauded for a more sophisticated analysis, dating back to 1980, tracking groups or cohorts of the population and examining the improvements, or lack of them, in their wellbeing through their consumption of health services and their life expectancy and access to education. ...
Wearables could make it impossible to keep your hangover secret at work image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 09:43:57 AM
....Buck has worked with a large financial firm that integrated wearables into its wellbeing programme, but more due to a need to “constantly reinvent the programme to keep people interested” rather than as a significant step-change, says Evans. Dr Chris Tomkins, who leads AXA PPP’s proactive health services, also argues that “on a per unit basis [wearables] are quite expensive for corporate wellbeing plans. ...
Novo Nordisk joins Business Call to Action with diabetes awareness campaign image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 01:00:59 PM
....Related: Iluméxico to bring solar energy to 300,000 Mexicans. The project targets the working poor around the world who have difficulty accessing health services. ...
Meet Ellie, the machine that can detect depression image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of September 2015 10:35:46 AM
.... This can be detected in computerised recordings of their conversation. Ellie and her fellow avatars could help transform cash-strapped mental health services. ...
Should small firms be let off the hook when it comes to the new Living Wage? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 14th of September 2015 04:15:00 AM
....They said regulation was the biggest barrier to growth, but concerns about skill shortages was the second most often-quoted problem. Businesses in sectors more confident about their growth potential – including manufacturing, medical and health services – were most likely to warn about skill shortages. ...
Pfizer resists calls for greater clinical trial transparency image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of August 2015 02:17:35 PM
.... Requests for earlier data are considered on an individual basis. But it added: “We don’t believe that further investment beyond this would offer value to patients, health services or to our shareholders. ...
What is TTIP and why should we be angry about it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of August 2015 05:15:52 PM
....Critics say ISDS provisions undermine the power of national governments to act in the interests of their citizens. According to John Hilary, the executive director of War on Want, leaked documents show that medical and health services, social services, education, post, finance, telecommunications, transport, energy, water, environmental and cultural services are all on the table in TTIP, meaning that American corporations may have full access to them. ...
What is TTIP and why should we be angry about it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of August 2015 05:15:52 PM
....Critics say ISDS provisions undermine the power of national governments to act in the interests of their citizens. According to John Hilary, the executive director of War on Want, leaked documents show that medical and health services, social services, education, post, finance, telecommunications, transport, energy, water, environmental and cultural services are all on the table in TTIP, meaning that American corporations may have full access to them. ...
Tax credits support our whole society – it’s in no one’s interest to cut them | David Lammy image
....In the long run, it isn’t just those directly affected who pay the cost but society too. More people in prison, a greater burden on health services, kids being left to raise themselves as parents work longer and longer hours – this is the very real impact of short-term, short-sighted cost cutting. ...
Tracy Austin: 'I had won four Porsches by the age of 18’ image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 28th of June 2015 06:15:34 AM
.... . For 25 years I had my own charity, South Bay Children’s Health Center, that funds dental and mental health services for disadvantaged kids. ...
Big pharma attempts to cast off bad reputation by targeting the poor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of June 2015 12:06:34 PM
.... Patent wars still rage, notably in India and South Africa, as the industry attempts to maintain monopolies on life-saving drugs. So why is pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca (AZ) funding an 18-month pilot with five separate NGOs in Kenya to improve health services for hypertension patients and discounting its core hypertension drugs by 90% in the process? Is big pharma finally getting serious about meeting the needs of the global poor?. ...
Crisis at Quindell takes a turn for the worse image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of June 2015 06:09:12 PM
.... . Through an acquisition spree, Terry transformed the firm into a conglomerate that, while focused on telematics - where insurers use black boxes to track driving habits - and legal claims processing, also owned scaffolding and insulation businesses and offered health services. ...
'People have finally had enough': middle England marches against austerity image
....Related: Anti-austerity protest in London – in pictures. There were groups opposing fracking and others attacking funding cuts faced by mental health services. ...
The innovators: the app that allows patients to track their illnesses image
.... In an attempt to examine the effects of weather and arthritis – much like the tale than bones ache more when it rains – analysts are cross-referencing pain and local weather data using GPS. The time saved with the consultants can translate to more efficient care and ultimately savings to health services, Hellman believes. ...
Perils of the ‘northern powerhouse’: is devolution a mixed blessing? image
.... Leese and council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein have led a series of sometimes breathtaking property deals. But, he cautions, they know little about how to run health services. ...
Private healthcare companies accused of using tax relief to undercut the NHS image
....”. The issue of VAT is largely overlooked in the debate over private provision of health services, but when contracts are being negotiated it appears to be a major factor. ...
'Significant changes' to strike law image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of May 2015 09:34:17 AM
...."We've seen, including in the last five years, strike action that took place where perhaps only 10% to 15% of the members of that profession actually voted for it, and that's not right, it's unfair, especially when it comes to essential public services. "Think of the impact it has - transport, health services - on ordinary people, going about their daily jobs - they should be in people's minds. ...
Greece default delayed after €200m IMF interest payment met image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of May 2015 09:15:09 AM
....While Greece was expected to meet the Wednesday payment, a further €750 million bill to the IMF due May 12 could prove problematic. Greece is locked in talks with the European Union and the IMF to lend it more cash as it struggles to repay its debt and maintain government payments to pensions and health services. ...
The biggest US-EU free trade agreement in history is advancing – in secret image
.... Unite’s Scottish regional secretary Pat Rafferty has said that the leaked agreement would put the NHS at risk of a sell-off One of the reasons we do know a bit about the contents of the agreement is due to a leaked draft from February. The draft contained a clause stating the EU reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure with regard to the provision of all health services that receive public health funding or State support in any form – words the government said will protect the NHS from privatisation. ...
Britain's secret science powerhouse image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 2nd of March 2015 06:57:58 AM
.... . Unlike England’s fragmented NHS, Scotland runs its health services centrally, and has done so for years, meaning it has access to a treasure trove of patient data – an asset which has caught the eye of Wyeth, now part of Pfizer. ...
TTIP: Transatlantic trade deal text leaked to BBC image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 26th of February 2015 02:14:24 AM
....It was produced before the most recent round of TTIP negotiations in Brussels were held at the beginning of this month. On health, the document states: "The EU reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure with regard to the provision of all health services which receive public funding or State support in any form". ...
Osborne faces Budget tightrope of cutting tax while keeping services image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of February 2015 07:31:48 PM
.... Then there is defence. With the actions of Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, now threatening the security of the whole of Europe and his military machine increasingly probing Britain’s airspace, cuts to the armed forces to fund either welfare or health services can no longer be an option. ...
UK exit from Europe would be 'a disaster'  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 16th of February 2015 01:34:30 PM
.... . Several concerns have been raised about the treaty, including its potential impact on the National Health Service (NHS), which opponents in the UK say could lead to health services being privatised. ...
Co-operative Pharmacy brand to disappear after 70 years image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of February 2015 12:01:59 AM
.... Bestway wants to grow Well’s annual revenues from £750m to £1bn by 2019. It will spend £40m a year on hiring new staff, refurbishing pharmacies, expanding the group’s range of health services, and building a wholesale business. ...
Quindell eyes disposals to boost cash position image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 2nd of January 2015 09:43:50 AM
.... Broadly, Quindell’s current operations are split between two divisions. One is its professional services division, which encompasses legal services focused on personal injury claims; its health services; and a motor accident claims management business. ...
Anti-trade deal protest at EU falls on deaf ears image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of December 2014 10:38:55 AM
....UK Prime Minister David Cameron is among the enthusiastic backers of TTIP in Europe. Business federations, including Britain's CBI, say thousands of jobs could be created but unions argue that health services would end up being privatised. ...

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