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Mental health advocate and comedian Ruby Wax OBE will be a keynote speaker at a major conference in October organised by HeadStart Wolverhampton. Aimed at teachers, health professionals and voluntary sector staff who work with children and young people, the conference will focus on how they can support young people…
A care home worker who sprayed an aerosol can in the face of a 78-year-old woman with dementia has been handed a four-week jail term. Susan Draper, 44, was told she had been slovenly, perfunctory and "cavalier" while ill-treating Betty Boylan, whose family uncovered the offence by rigging up a…
A care home worker who sprayed an aerosol can in the face of a 77-year-old woman with dementia has been convicted of an ill-treatment offence. Susan Draper, 43, is the second care worker convicted of ill-treating Betty Boylan after her family rigged up a covert camera in her room. Birmingham…
A University of Worcester academic says more work needs to be done to determine the most effective ways of preventing domestic violence. Erica Bowen, Professor of Violence Prevention Research at the University’s National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse (NCSPVA), is calling for greater investment in…
The University of Wolverhampton has secured funding to carry out research on the impact of passive smoking on dementia. Professor Ruoling Chen from the University’s Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, has been awarded a prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship by Horizon 2020 – a European Union framework programme for research…
'Monster' surgeon Ian Paterson has been jailed for 15 years after he carried out a raft of needless breast operations, leaving his victims scarred and disfigured. Paterson was convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three counts of unlawful wounding against 10 patients last month. Sentencing the surgeon…
The NHS has paid out nearly £18 million after settling the cases of more than 250 patients treated by a surgeon convicted of carrying out needless breast operations. Top surgeon Ian Paterson, 59, described in court by one victim as being "like God", lied to patients and exaggerated or invented…
A surgeon convicted of wounding patients with unnecessary operations could have "hundreds, if not thousands" of other victims, a leading solicitor has said as she compared the case to the Mid Staffordshire scandal. Ian Paterson, 59, lied to his victims, exaggerating or inventing the risk of cancer to carry out…
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