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General Practitioners (GP) in England and Wales were urged to ask patients detailed questions about their drinking habits. This comes amidst the concerns that thousands of people with alcohol issues are “slipping through the net”, as per reports. Experts say that over 10 million people consume alcohol at levels that pose a risk to their health. Millions are mildly or moderately dependent on alcohol, while about 6,00,000 people have a severe alcohol dependency. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence drew up guidance urging family doctors and health workers to ensure people’s drinking habits are correctly recorded. This aims…

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Teachers in England and Wales have planned to strike for seven days in February and March over pay, the National Education Union (NEU) announced. Teaching members of the NEU in England and Wales, and support staff in Wales, have voted overwhelmingly to strike to correct “historic real-terms pay cuts”, the union said. The Department for Education (DfE) has offered a 5% pay rise to most teachers for the current school year, but the NEU is demanding a fully-funded above-inflation pay rise for teachers. Teacher strikes will happen both nationally and regionally, in schools as well as sixth-form colleges. Action will…

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