Tag Archives: Claire Murdoch

NHS announces rollout of new gambling addiction clinics

SBC News NHS announces rollout of new gambling addiction clinics

After identifying an increased demand for gambling addiction treatment, the NHS has announced the opening of two new clinics specialising in the area.  Located in Southampton and Stoke-on-Trent, the two centres will open in May, complementing the NHS’ five existing clinics in London, Leeds, Manchester and Sunderland along with the pilot children’s and young person’s clinic.  Additionally, the service also …

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NHS to cut all ties with GambleAware RET funding

SBC News NHS to cut all ties with GambleAware RET funding

The NHS has confirmed that it will no longer accept grants from the gambling sector to help co-fund its UK-wide problem gambling clinics and research, education and treatment (RET) programmes. NHS England published an open letter from Mental Health Director Claire Murdoch to GambleAware Chief Executive Zoë Osmond, confirming the decision that had been previously anticipated by stakeholders. GambleAware was …

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NHS warns industry not to ‘open the floodgates’ to excessive advertising

SBC News NHS warns industry not to ‘open the floodgates’ to excessive advertising

Claire Murdoch, the director of mental health at NHS England, has urged betting companies to avoid ‘aggressive advertising campaigns’ following the return of the football season. Murdoch suggested that the NHS’ problem gambling centres will struggle to cope with ‘avoidable harm’ as a result of excessive gambling advertising, emphasising that the industry must not ‘open the floodgates of addiction’. “The …

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Winning Post: UK gambling faces its inevitable credit clean-up

SBC News Winning Post: UK gambling faces its inevitable credit clean-up

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners starts of the week by looking at the ban on credit cards for betting activity, and further additions to the safer gambling agenda in the UK. UK: regulation – taking credit? Gambling with credit cards, or through wallets funded directly from credit cards, will be banned in GB from April 2020. The consultation responses largely …

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UK betting faces crossfire of educational data breach

SBC News UK betting faces crossfire of educational data breach

2020 begins with no respite for UK betting leadership, as the industry suffers another weekend of frontpage headlines as a Sunday Times investigation reveals that UK betting firms engaged with the ‘breached data’ of the ‘Learning Records Service’ educational index, however the Betting and Gaming Council has dismissed the coverage as ‘untrue’. The database contained the names, ages and addresses …

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BGC plays straight bat to NHS demands over marketing

SBC News BGC plays straight bat to NHS demands over marketing

The National Health Service (NHS) has demanded that gambling operators take ‘urgent action’ and stop taking credit card transactions ahead of the ban in April, VIP experiences and even bet to view streaming of sports.  In a letter to the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), NHS England‘s National Mental Health Director Claire Murdoch has called for a ban on promotions …

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NHS problem gambling clinic opens in Sunderland

SBC News NHS problem gambling clinic opens in Sunderland

Expanding its treatment services across the UK, the NHS’s Northern Gambling Service has opened a new clinic in Sunderland which will focus upon the treatment of problem gambling. The clinic will allow visitors to access support from a consultant psychologist, a consultant psychiatrist, a clinical psychologist and a senior mental health nurse. The clinic’s consultant psychologist Matthew Gaskell said: “Gambling …

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UKGC forms its widest collaboration on reducing problem gambling harms

SBC News UKGC forms its widest collaboration on reducing problem gambling harms

Publishing its ‘National Strategy’ on gambling harm reductions, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has called on its widest network of stakeholders to combat gambling harms. Presenting its ‘three-year strategy’, the UKGC details that it will coordinate with UK health bodies, charities, communities, regulators and wider businesses on tackling problem gambling. The Commission’s new strategy has established two strategic priorities in …

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