National media briefing: Cancer Research UK, the Teacher Support Network, the National Autistic Society, Mencap, the PDSA

National media briefing
National media briefing

Improvements in cancer survival rates mean that half of those diagnosed today can expect to live for at least another 10 years, according to Cancer Research UK.

See The Guardian for full story

The counselling charity the Teacher Support Network says the stabbing of a teacher by a pupil in Leeds yesterday raises serious issues about the amount of training staff get for dealing with problematic and violent pupils.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

The learning disability charities the National Autistic Society and Mencap say that changes to special needs education in England are being implemented too quickly.

See BBC News for full story

The PDSA is to award a posthumous medal to an army dog killed in Afghanistan in order to recognise its "exceptional devotion to duty".

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