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Mental health nurses to patrol streets of North Yorkshire with police

The county is one of four revealed by Care and Support

MENTAL health nurses will patrol the streets with police officers as part of a pilot initiative in North Yorkshire.

The county is one of four revealed by Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb today and will see the nurses sent to incidents where police believe people need immediate mental health support.

Street triage services already operate in neighbouring Cleveland and have shown good results.

CQC: Hunt urges calls for serious action if cover-up proved

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said there should be “very, very serious consequences” for anyone found guilty of a cover-up at the Care Quality Commission.

He said he would support disciplinary action if allegations against individuals are proved.
Mr Hunt said the healthcare regulator for England was “fundamentally flawed” when it was set up four years ago.
But he backed the new management team now running the CQC.
However, Amanda Pollard, a former CQC inspector who left after she became disillusioned, warns there may be more scandals ahead.

Getting connected with help from the Post Office

We’re helping customers to Get Connected Man assisting woman with a digital device

Having basic online skills is increasingly becoming an essential part of daily life. It is not only frustrating for those people who can’t access the internet but is also increasingly becoming a disadvantage. Those not using the internet are excluded from the benefits of being online. From the better deals and savings available online through to keeping in touch with friends and family, applying for jobs or pursuing passions and interests.