Monthly Archives: April 2011

Cuts are a double blow to carers

Cuts are a double blow to carers


Tim Clarke

11 April. Updated: 11 April 12:30

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// CUTBACKS to concessionary bus travel have dealt a double blow to the disabled and their carers, a group has claimed.
The Worcestershire Association of Carers (WAC) fear the county council’s decision not to fund concessionary bus travel before 9.30am will put a huge strain on carers.
WAC has also voiced concern over the impact of proposed cuts to some subsidised bus routes, which are the subject of an ongoing consultation.

Cuts will lead to police having to spend more time on social issues.

A senior police chief warned today that public spending cuts will lead to more officers being diverted from fighting crime to tackling social issues.

Sir Hugh Orde, president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, said the workload of forces could increase as they fill the gaps left by other professionals in areas facing cuts.

Restoring the formal right for patients to be registered with a dentist

Dentists switch to new pay system based on “quality”By Michelle Roberts Health reporter, BBC News

dental check up
The new payment system aims to reward and drive up quality

From this summer, dentists in England will be paid for the quality of the treatment they give rather than the quantity, the government has confirmed.