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New Problem Gambling Treatment Facility to Open in Leeds

19 September 2019, 10:33
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According to media reports, NHS England joined forces with GambleAware with the aim of opening a new clinic for research, treatment and support of problem gamblers in Leeds, UK.

New Problem Gambling Treatment Facility to Open in Leeds

The Leeds clinic will be run by two major organizations: GamCare and Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The new medical facility will be the first one of this kind located outside the capital. According to the plan of the UK government, two more gambling-support centres will be open not later than in early 2020. They will be situated in Sunderland and Manchester.

GambleAware in its turn is committed to providing financial support for the Leeds clinic, which will amount to £1m a year. The facility will provide both psychological support and special treatment programmes for patients with gambling addiction. Besides, the clinic will also focus on helping patients’ families via consultations, therapy and mutual support.

As mentioned earlier, one of the possible outcomes of Brexit, in case of No Deal leaving, is shortage in a number of imported products.

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