Scottish Drug Summit needed to tackle ‘public health emergency’, says Minister

By Leigh Taylor An upcoming drug summit organised by the Scottish Government alongside Glasgow City Council has reopened the discussion on the extent of our drug crisis compared to the rest of the UK.  The issue has become particularly prominent … Continue reading Scottish Drug Summit needed to tackle ‘public health emergency’, says Minister

Cenacolo; facing your addiction

By Erin Lawless Addiction means being physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance. This dependence has the ability to destroy lives and can cause its victim to see nothing past getting their next life-altering hit. Cenacolo, is a community that prides itself on being not a rehab but a place of hope. It was founded by an Italian nun, Mother Elvira Petrozzi, in 1983 and has settlements all around the world. Cenacolo was set up for the sole purpose of providing a safe place for addicts in the desire to help those suffering to overcome their addictions. Mary McNally, … Continue reading Cenacolo; facing your addiction

Details of The New UK Passports

by Lewis McLeod The new British passports have been made by a Franco-Dutch company which has sparked some controversy about the production, as it has been outsourced but not actually made in UK. The new passports are being put out in stages, with the first batch rolling out on March 30, 2019. From this day onwards, British citizens could apply and choose if they wanted the words ‘European Union’ on their passport or not. This caused a bust up with the people hoping to keep a European passport. The Government then stated burgundy passports will be stopped in late 2019 and … Continue reading Details of The New UK Passports

How Brexit Could Invalidate EHIC Cards

by Lewis McLeod The UK has issued over 27 million EHIC cards, they cover pre-existing medical conditions as well as emergency care and also maternity care. The NHS have supplied these cards for many years to citizens of UK but now they look to be in danger of being invalid. NHS have put together a blog on their website that has explained what you should expect when travelling in the EU and looking for medical care – https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/healthcare-abroad/going-abroad-for-treatment/going-abroad-for-medical-treatment/ . If there’s a no deal Brexit, UK citizens can’t rely on their card being valid. Britons would have to buy travel … Continue reading How Brexit Could Invalidate EHIC Cards

Researchers at the University College London have found a significant correlation between obesity and depression

Obesity and depression are on the rise among UK young people, according to a large-scale study led by the University College London. The study was published after the government discussed about how to cut down offensive and body shaming content … Continue reading Researchers at the University College London have found a significant correlation between obesity and depression

Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?

A report into working conditions of social care staff has called for reform within the sector, urging the Scottish Government to introduce a new watchdog and establish minimum standards. The 18-month study was led by the chief executive of Alzheimer … Continue reading Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?