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Tanni says 10,000 signatures could finally transform wheelchair services

A disabled peer has appealed for more than 10,000 people to put their names to a new campaigning charter, in order to pressure health bosses and politicians into improving England’s much-criticised wheelchair services.

New report by Business Disability Forum cites lack of skills in line managers as major barrier to retention of disabled employees

New research commissioned by Business Disability Forum (BDF), and supported by de Poel Community, EY, Royal Mail, Lloyds Banking Group, Department for Work and Pensions, Equal Approach and Remploy Employment Services indicates that a lack of skilled and confident line managers is a major barrier to the retention of employees with disabilities. Other key findings include a lack of targeted development opportunities and not enough awareness of disability in the workplace.

Court hears appeal on ‘unfair’ PIP 20 metre rule consultation

A government consultation on plans to tighten eligibility for its new disability benefit was unfair and unlawful, the court of appeal heard this week.

Seven-day NHS to include child mental health services, minister confirms

Speaking in the House of Lords, Conservative peer Lord Prior, minister for NHS productivity, said the government is committed to "parity of esteem" between physical and mental health

World First Bionic Eye Gives Hope To Millions

A pensioner has become the first person in the world suffering from the most common form of blindness to be fitted with a bionic eye.

David O’Mar, 58, Found Fit For Work Two Weeks Before His Death

A disabled dad died two weeks ­after being judged fit for work as he lay in hospital with pneumonia

Doctors demand return of lung cancer awareness campaign

Doctors and nurses have written an open letter to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt asking why the Government has "chosen to ignore" the positive results of a nationwide lung cancer awareness campaign by not announcing a follow-up.

Accessible Information Standard Approved

A new information standard has been approved which aims to ensure that patients with a disability or sensory loss receive accessible information and communication support

The Superhumans return to Channel 4

Channel 4 will broadcast a host of major Para sports events this year as part of the build up to its coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympics next summer.

Systematic over-medication blights learning disability care

GPs are massively over-medicating people with learning disabilities, often prescribing antipsychotics that are entirely inappropriate for the individual according to a new health study.