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Are under pressure doctors’ surgeries striking off the most vulnerable patients?
Thousands of patients are being deregistered by their local doctors’ surgeries, due to a lack of GPs who cannot cope with rising demand. This ‘recruitment crisis’ among GPs means that Britain is short of approximately 8000 family doctors, and surgeries have had no choice but to restrict their geographical care boundaries and deregister patients. Many […]
Essex residents awarded for services in Queen’s birthday honours list
Anne Wafula-Strike, a paralympian from Harlow, Essex, is among more than 25 Essex residents who have been awarded for their services in the Queen’s birthday honours list this year. Anne has been awarded the MBE for her services to disability sport and charity. Anne was very surprised to find out she was to be honoured […]
Life as a Disability Charity Response Worker
What’s It like to Be the Person Who Can Lend a Helping Hand for the Thousands of Disabled People out There? Jackie O’Kelly has worked for Scope for seventeen years. During that time, she has assisted hundreds of disabled people and their families, providing them with information to access greater funding and advice surrounding employment, […]
Injured soldier recommends Stannah Stairlift as aid to mobility
A recent video case study from manufacturer Stannah Stairlift has highlighted praise for their products from a potentially unlikely source – an injured soldier. Wounded in combat during his time in the Iraq War, Adam Douglas was left disabled and returned home to spend time as one of the countries many war heroes. Unfortunately, it […]