Peer Review in Spain: Harnessing ICT for social action, a digital volunteering programme
This Peer Review (Spain, March 2014) will focus on the Digital Volunteering Programme (VolDIX), a project that aims to use new technologies as a tool to deal with social problems in Galicia, Spain....
Peer Review in Belgium: Health System Performance Assessment
Belgium piloted its first Health System Performance Assessment (HSPA) framework in 2008. The framework provides information to improve the basis for decision-making in health systems. Participants of...
Peer Review in Belgium: The Belgian Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion EU 2020
The Belgian Platform is a consultative body providing information to feed into the National Reform Programmes and National Social Reports. It also gives a high priority to the social OMC....
Books: Separating a Son From a Down Syndrome Diagnosis in ‘Raising Henry’
In her memoir, an Upper West Side intellectual whose son has Down syndrome attempts to set people straight: it is a disability, not a tragedy.
Stafford Hospital trust to be axed
The NHS trust that runs Stafford Hospital is to be dissolved, administrators for the health watchdog Monitor decide.
Big fall in numbers given care
The number of people getting social care support in England has fallen by a quarter in four years, figures show.
Distinguished Research Fellowship: Professor Elaine Ramsey
Professor Elaine Ramsey, who was awarded a Distinguished Research Fellowship by the University of Ulster today, has been involved in projects focusing on societal and economic benefits in the area of...
Cannabis 'changes shape of brain circuits'
"Teenagers who smoke cannabis have 'poor memory and abnormal brain structures'," the Daily Mail reports. The headline accurately reflects the results of a small study looking at the effect of...
Trust recalls 1,113 urology patients
Belfast Health Trust recalls 1,113 urology patients as precautionary measure following review of a number of patient notes.
WHO: Malaria prevention progresses, more funding needed
Global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved about 3.3 million lives since 2000, according to a report published by WHO. Mortality rates have decreased by 45% globally and 49% in Africa...