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Summary of the findings of a study which attempted, for the first time, to calculate alcohol population attributable fractions for Scotland using estimates based on evidence available in the epidemiological literature and specific estimates of population drinking in Scotland. The mortality and morbidity data for 2003 was used to estimate more fully the burden of alcohol related harm in Scotland.

This is the full Report of the Public Inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie by Lord Laming. The Report investigates the events surrounding Victoria's last few months and examines the local social services arrangements involved in the case. It reviews the lack of good practice and gross failure of the system in this case and makes recommendations with regard to improvements at national and local level.

This is the second report from the National Forum on Drug-related Deaths. The drug death statistics published each year in the General Register of Scotland (GROS) report are fundamental to the work of the National Forum. This year the GROS report was more detailed than ever before. The report confirmed a disappointing but not unexpected trend.

Harsh Realities looks at how doctors, nurses, social services, and advisers take vital decisions about our lives. The third programme in the series looks at the legal minefield of assisted suicide and asks if it is ever morally acceptable for a doctor to help kill a patient. This programme is the last of three chaired by Niall Dickson, the BBC’s social affairs editor. In each programme Niall will be joined by professionals who have direct experience of the subject under discussion. In order to listen to this programme select programme 2 for audio access.

This resource offers general useful advice on the diversity between different cultures and religions. It focuses on the ways in which different cultures think about issues such as personal care, family planning, childbirth, medical intervention, as well as death and dying.

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. People with dementia may be admitted to general hospital wards either as part of a planned procedure such as a cataract operation or following an accident such as a fall. Carers often worry about how their friend or relative will cope in such a strange environment. This advice sheet suggests ways that carers may be able to help.

Child A died of natural causes in October 2007. There was no definite conclusion that abuse or neglect were contributory factors in the death. However, agencies had been involved with A’s family in the period prior to the death. Family circumstances included adverse physical conditions of the home; the failure to attend health appointments; the serious incidents of domestic violence; and the fact that both child A’s parents had been subject to Probation Orders in the period prior to her death.

Guidance, consisting of nine separate modules, which aims to supply social care organisations with the tools and resources necessary to plan for and cope with the challenges posed by pandemic influenza.

Document explaining the End of Life Care Strategy for England which aims to improve the provision of care for all adults at the end of life, as well as their families and carers.