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Norway, Denmark, and human rights groups challenge UK over abortion deletion

Over 20 human rights, pro-choice, and international aid groups, and the Norwegian and Danish Governments, have called on the UK Government to reverse its decision to arbitrarily strip ‘sexual and reproductive health and rights’ and ‘bodily autonomy’ from an international human rights statement it – and 22 other countries – signed only two weeks ago…. Read more »

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Treasury must reinvest up to £1bn of potential savings from the next state pension age rise to help people adversely affected, says think tank Phoenix Insights

Longevity think tank Phoenix Insights, part of Phoenix Group, is today calling for the Government to reinvest up to £1billion of the potential savings that will come about if it raises the state pension age again, to support those most negatively impacted by a rise. The last rise in state pension age did not simply… Read more »

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Dialysis at home could improve the lives of 7,000 people
Burnham raises home care stakes

By politics.co.uk staff The NHS should not be afraid of transforming services from hospital to the home, health secretary Andy Burnham will say later. It comes as he announces government ambitions towards providing more care at home, including dialysis for around 7,000 potential people. His calls are likely to give last week’s clashes over Labour’s… Read more »

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Elderly care needs innovation, Audit Commission says
Councils ‘face elderly challenge’

By politics.co.uk staff Local authorities are likely to struggle with the rising costs of looking after elderly people if they do not innovate to achieve savings, the Audit Commission has warned. Its ‘Under Pressure’ report attacks councils for not knowing enough about the costs of their ageing population and warns savings from preventive services could… Read more »