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£500m… the shameful cost of pills patients should never have been given: As damning new research shows the NHS wastes a fortune on medication every year, a devastating investigation into a scandal wrecking so many lives

“… new research … reveals the terrible cost of the drug-dependency crisis not only on the individual, but also on NHS finances. Damning figures show that in England alone, nearly £570 million-worth of the drugs are given annually to patients…
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a coherent system

“I’ve Lived that Thing that We do with Families”: Understanding the Experiences of Practitioners’ Undertaking a Three-Year Open Dialogue UK Training Programme

This research study – co-authored by A. Wates, J. Allen, A. Cooke, and S. Holttum – has been published in the Community Mental Health Journal. The abstract says: “Open dialogue is a systemically-based approach to mental healthcare, originating from Finland. Growing numbers…
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collaborative practice

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