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Hospital league tables published

Hospital league tables published Hospital watchdog, the Healthcare Commission, has published the most detailed ever hospital league tables. They reveal the performance of all the NHS trusts in England on a range of criteria from cleanliness to the use of mixed-sex...

Welfare changes condemned

Archbishop condemns welfare changes The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has backed an open letter from bishops criticising Government plans to limit rises in working-age benefits and some tax credits to 1% for three years and warned that changes to the benefit...

Universal Credit

  Universal Credit in “meltdown” says Labour The Government’s plans for new benefit Universal Credit have hit serious problems, claims Labour. Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Liam Byrne Byrne says he has seen evidence that the reforms are in...

Minister to clarify assessment regulations

Minister to look at PIP mobility Following criticism from charities representing people with disabilities, including Action for M.E., Welfare Minister Lord Freud said he was looking ‘very actively’ at the way mobility disability assessments are carried out under the...

A major blow PIP mobility criteria

21 January 2013 PIP mobility criteria a major blow Action for M.E. says the Government’s decision to exclude the existing qualifying phrase – ‘reliably, repeatedly, safely and in a timely manner’ – from the criterion used to decide whether a person can carry out...

MPs united in criticism of Atos

18 January 2013 FMS related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated. Angry MPs united in criticism of Atos In a powerful debate in Parliament which united politicians from all parties, private contractor Atos, which administers the...
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