As part of our on-going dedication to those involved in child care issues, Trimega Laboratories have developed an innovative online system to simplify and expedite the process of facilitating instructions. Trimega on Demand allows users the option to reduce manual processing and have all instructions available to them immediately. In addition, all instructions placed via the portal will receive a 5% discount.
Registration to the site will take only minutes and will allow you to quickly request and approve quotations on-line. Following the acceptance of the quote the registered user will be able to view the ‘real-time’ status of all instructions.
All the information relating to your instruction will be available to view securely including chain of custody and photographs of donor. Reports will be available to you to view as soon as results are released by the laboratory.
Should you have any questions regarding the portal you can use our live chat facility on the site which will allow you to contact a member of our client services team immediately. In addition, all invoices and outstanding balances will be available online.
Leading national charity working on alcohol issues, Alcohol Concern have launched this years Alcohol Awareness week in England & Wales.
In 2013 the theme is “Conversations about alcohol”. During the campaign Alcohol Concern are encouraging people to talk about their alcohol consumption and ensure they are aware of dangers of drinking to excess, and how if affects not only them but those around aswell.
When you consider that in 2011 nearly 9000 deaths were linked to alcohol in the UK and that there were 1.2 million alcohol-related hospital admissions in England in the year 2011/12, it becomes clear that alcohol is a subject that affects us all and needs to be spoken about.
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has confirmed that doctors in Scotland will be able prescribe the drug Nalmefene via the NHS. Nalmefene is a pill which is taken prior to drinking alcohol. In clinical trials it has been found to reduce cravings for alcohol for heavy drinkers but not heavily dependent alcoholics.
It reduces the release of dopamine in the brain, lessening the reward sensation associated with alcohol therefore allowing people to cut back on their alcohol consumption. Previous studies have found that in conjunction with counselling it has been very successful with both men and women being able to cut their consumption in half in a six month period.
Scotland has the highest alcohol-related death rate in the UK. The rates in Scottish men are double that of the rest of the UK.
A study carried out by Liverpool John Moores University has revealed that increasing numbers of references to alcohol are being made in chart music.
The study investigated the lyrics of Top 10 UK singles in the last 4 decades for references to alcohol. They found that the amount of chart hits featuring alcohol increased from 5.8 per cent in 1981 to 18.5 per cent in 2011. In particular music from the USA contained more references to drinking.
The concern is that young people will be influenced by this as it appears to glamourise alcohol and could encourage them to drink at a younger age. Its not only within songs that young people are bombarded with this imagery but also in television and advertising breaks too. In July Channel 4 were cautioned by Ofcom, the independent regulator of broadcasting in the UK for showing alcohol advertisements during programmes commissioned for, principally targeted at or likely to appeal particularly to audiences below the age of 18 years.
Figures released this week found 6,580 youngsters aged 18 or under were admitted to hospital with alcohol-related problems.
Tracey Connelly, the mother at the centre of the “Baby P” case will find out this week whether she will be freed from prison within days following expert opinion that she “no longer poses a danger to the public.”
Following a high profile case Ms Connelly was jailed indefinitely in May 2009 for causing, or allowing her son Peter’s death. The recommendation at that point was that she serve a minimum of five years behind bars.
At the time of his death in August 2007, Peter was on the at risk register and had received 60 visits from social workers, police and health professionals. Sadly despite this the 17-month-old infant died after suffering 50 separate injuries.
Since the case, CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) has seen a 70% rise in the number of care applications made by social workers in England.
The Parole Board is to meet this week to consider Ms Connelly’s sentence and it seems likely a decision will be within days.