Patients in mental crisis not getting help promised

    Plan to close 15 women’s prisons so inmates can be closer to home

    The government is supporting a proposal to close 15 women’s jails and replace them with a network of small custodial units that will allow female prisoners to be held closer to home.

    Source:- The Times, Friday 7 December 2007, page 13

    Exercise can prevent Alzheimer’s

    Regular exercise can cut the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by a third, while a lack of physical activity can lead to depression and dementia, according to scientists.

    Source:- The Times, Friday 7 December 2007, page 26

    Nurse who killed children must serve at least 30 years

    Beverly Allit, a nurse who “snuffed out” the lives of children on her ward has had her minimum prison term fixed by a High Court judge who said she had condemned the families of her victims to a life sentence.

    Source:- The Times, Friday 7 December 2007, page 31

    Patients in mental crisis not getting help promised

    Tens of thousands of people going through a severe mental health crisis are being deprived of NHS treatment and support that was promised by the government, parliament’s spending watchdog disclosed yesterday.

    Source:- The Guardian, Friday 7 December 2007, page 8

     

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