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BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 10 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1327

Ireland introduces standardised packaging of cigarettes: Ireland has passed legislation banning all forms of marketing branding (including logos and colours) from cigarette packaging. It is the first country in Europe to introduce standardised packaging and the second in the world. Australia introduced it in 2012.

Psychiatrists fear for safety of children who cannot get a hospital bed: Almost 80% of 370 psychiatrists who responded to a survey from the Royal College of Psychiatrists (30% response rate) said that they had safeguarding concerns about children and adolescents in their care who were waiting for a bed …

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