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Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) Day 2014 Makes Waves in Westminster

PPS poses a health challenge on similar scale as Parkinson’s
Polio is not a disease of the past. It still affects 120,000 people in the UK and for 80% of them life is set to get a whole lot harder as Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) looms. Yet according to The British Polio Fellowship a staggering lack of awareness amongst medical professionals means Polio survivors in the UK are not getting the treatment that they need for PPS. On Wednesday 22 October the charity took their message to the heart of Westminster and at a special event organised by Andy Love MP they explained the situation to around 90 senior health officials, MPs and delegates, who were left under no illusions about the scale of the health challenge posed by PPS.

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Brighton Set To Welcome Care Roadshow

This November care providers in the South are invited to attend Care Roadshow Brighton taking place at Brighton Racecourse on Tuesday 18 November.  Bringing together a variety of exhibitors along with seminars and workshops from industry experts, the show will give visitors a burst of inspiration to help enhance the lives of those in their care.

The event will be open from 9.30am until 3pm; entry, seminars, workshop and parking are all free of charge, visitors simply need to register for their ticket.  There’s also the chance for one lucky visitor to win a £100 cash prize draw at the show.


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Awards Celebrate Drive For Diversity In The Civil Service

New figures show one in ten civil servants are from BME backgrounds

The achievements of ordinary civil servants at the forefront of the drive for greater diversity and equality in the Civil Service were recognised at a ceremony in central London.

The 2014 Civil Service Diversity & Equality Awards attracted over 150 nominations in six categories from across the Civil Service and all parts of the country – an increase of 74% over last year.

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