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DM Weekly Digest 10/05/2024

Groundbreaking gene-therapy treatment helps baby girls hearing

After six months of a new pioneering treatment doctors at Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge, confirmed that the ear had almost normal hearing for soft sounds - even very quiet whispers. Find out more here


Better support for deaf customers accessing financial services

In the UK, one in five adults are deaf, have hearing loss, or tinnitus. Hearing loss affects more than 40% of people over 50 years old and 70% of people over 70. The Lending Standards Board (LSB)’s report highlights the challenges deaf people face when accessing financial services. Find out more here


Right Care, Right Person: Metropolitan police have said their refusal to routinely go to mental health calls means officers can spend more time at crime scenes

Two leading mental health charities said that while supporting the principle that health professionals, not police officers, were best placed to help those with a medical need. they still had serious concerns. Find out more here


Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 will take place from 13 to 19 May

Protecting our mental health is easier than you might think. We can all do it every day, and with simple activities that help us feel OK, we’re better able to cope with life. Read top tips for protecting your mental health and preventing problems. Find out more here



A lack of understanding of different gender needs is adding to workplace absence

The HCML Corporate Health and Wellbeing report found that men and women want different things from their employers when it comes to their health. Find out more here


Multicultural primary school wins inclusivity award

A Primary School and Nursery in Ripon North Yorkshire is one of the most diverse in the county, with pupils of 17 nationalities and 10 languages. Find out more here