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November 2008 News

Beating the gambling bug

The first NHS clinic for compulsive gamblers has been launched in London. Running for a 12-month trial period, the National Problem Gambling Clinic will use motivational interviewing and behavioural therapy techniques alongside debt management. More than 250,000 people in the

Fit for (some) work

The traditional sick note is set to be replaced by a new ‘fit note’ under new proposals announced by the government. GPs will be able indicate that someone is able to carry out some work with employers assessing if someone’s

Widow's complaint over suicide report details

Echo’s regret over inquest distress, charity event was no ‘rave’ – and more resolved complaints from the PCC

Crime victims and their compensation

Thousands of victims of violent crime are missing out on compensation, a committee of MPs has claimed. Apparently, only one in 20 victims apply for the compensation while just one in three is even aware they might be due some