The scale of Mental Health & Addiction problems amplified by Lockdown is only now starting to emerge.

The scale of Mental Health & Addiction problems amplified by Lockdown is only now starting to emerge.

Gladstones Notting Hill Clinic reopened in May due to a rise in demand with their Cotswolds Clinic reopening soon after. Michael Twamley, Clinic Manager explained “Lockdown has been a downward spiral for many with drug supply lines operational, increased alcohol sales and people turning to unhealthy coping behaviours. “ Lockdown...

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Banishing Tribalism

Banishing Tribalism

There are still people living in western democracies who are puzzled by the large numbers of white people who came out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. As Sherlock Holmes might have said to his baffled colleague, ‘It’s evolutionary, my dear Watson.’ I haven’t yet seen Mr Trump...

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The Balearic Islands and Catalonia declare facemasks ‘mandatory’ in public

The Balearic Islands and Catalonia declare facemasks ‘mandatory’ in public

The Balearic Islands have announced that wearing facemasks in public will be mandatory, a ruling that goes beyond the general Spanish mandate that only requires citizens to wear facemasks whilst in ‘close proximity’ to others. This puts the Balearics on a par with Catalonia, who have also gone beyond official...

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New homes featuring antibacterial ‘kill zones’ as architects adjust to COVID

New homes featuring antibacterial ‘kill zones’ as architects adjust to COVID

The shockwaves of the coronavirus pandemic have been inescapable and have shaken industries across the globe in unpredictable ways. Thermal cameras, at-home medical care, virus-killing surfaces and self-contained neighbourhoods sound more like science fiction than city planning, but in the shadow of the Pandemic the residential sector is increasingly looking...

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Nearly 2,000 patients in North West London face waiting 52 weeks for treatments

Nearly 2,000 patients in North West London face waiting 52 weeks for treatments

Hospital chiefs have revealed that vast numbers of patients will face waiting a whole year to receive pre-planned surgeries and procedures. Across the North West London division of the NHS, only 30 patients were on 52-week waiting periods for non-urgent “elective” treatments. That figure now stands at “just under 2,000”...

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