GP criticises Mller’s gin-flavoured yoghurts

“I welcome public discussion and debate around our use of alcohol, which clearly can be enjoyed sensibly, but in light of the Dry January campaign and the health benefits it brings I question whether this product is really necessary.” Image Copyright @selbygp @selbygp Follow BBC Yorkshire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Send your story ideas to yorkslincs.news@bbc.co.uk.

TS Eliot prize-winner Roger Robinson: I want these poems to help people to practise empathy

From a lament for the victims of Grenfell Tower to snapshots of Windrush arrivals activist, musician and poet Roger Robinson discusses the inspiration behind his prizewinning collection Since I was 19 Ive been living in England and thinking Id go home, but there was a point, around six years go, when I realised Im here now: Im black British. So says Roger Robinson, who this week won the Grenfell Tower are followed by a crisp snapshot of idealistic young Jamaicans disembarking from the A musician and cultural activist as well as a poet, Robinson is no stranger to public interventions. In 2018, he launched a Twitter appeal for 100 poems protesting about the mistreatment of the Windrush generation. He also …

‘Treatment gap’ in youth mental health services

The NHS accused the report of using misleading measurements – arguing that it was wrong to assume that young people not given treatment by NHS mental health services were “left to fend for themselves”, rather than being directed to get support elsewhere. Improving child mental health is ‘years off’, say MPs Child mental health referrals up 26% ‘Black hole’ in youth mental health support The EPI report, based on Freedom of Information responses from mental health service providers in England, warned of “patchy” provision for children and young people and a system “under great strain”. “There is a vast treatment gap, meaning the needs of hundreds of thousands of young people in England are not being met,” said report author …

Care firm’s leadership criticised by commission

Higher rates of self-harm were also noted by inspectors who quizzed managers and analysed records at the company’s headquarters. Cygnet runs more than 100 services for vulnerable adults and children, caring for people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and eating disorders. What else did inspectors find? The regulator found a lack of clear lines of accountability between the executive team and its services. It said directors’ identity and disclosure and barring service checks had been carried out. But it said that required checks had not been made to ensure that directors and board members met the “fit and proper” person test for their roles. Systems used to manage risk were also criticised, while training for intermediate life support was …