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Yorkshire CCGs place ban on expensive treatments
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Yorkshire CCGs place ban on expensive treatments

General practitioners working in two Yorkshire CCGs have been banned from routinely prescribing some treatments in a bid to save money.

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Vaccines fast-tracked to prevent global epidemics
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Vaccines fast-tracked to prevent global epidemics

A coalition of governments and charities has pledged almost $500 million to develop three vaccines for viruses thought to be possible global epidemic risks.

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Forecasts suggest NHS will need extra £88bn by 2067
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Forecasts suggest NHS will need extra £88bn by 2067

A report from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) says the NHS budget must increase 2% each year for 50 years to be sustainable, an increase of £88 billion.

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Addenbrooke’s hospital comes out of special measures
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Addenbrooke’s hospital comes out of special measures

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has changed the rating of Addenbrooke’s hospital from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’, bringing it out of special measures.

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BMA accuses PM of ‘scapegoating’ GPs for NHS crisis
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BMA accuses PM of ‘scapegoating’ GPs for NHS crisis

In a letter to Theresa May, BMA leader Mark Porter has accused the government of ‘seeking deliberately to distract from what is really happening in the NHS’.

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Half of women face red flag event during childbirth
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Half of women face red flag event during childbirth

According to a new survey from the National Childbirth Trust and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, red flag events are commonplace on labour wards.

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BMA: Referral schemes ‘incredibly short-sighted’
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BMA: Referral schemes ‘incredibly short-sighted’

Doctors’ leaders have warned that bureaucracy arising from CCG-led referral schemes can penalize patients and cause unacceptable delays in treatment.

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NHS watchdog ‘lacking in compassion’, say patients
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NHS watchdog ‘lacking in compassion’, say patients

A new report from the Patients Association has highlighted the poor-quality service provided by the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO).

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Review raises concerns over locum doctors
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Review raises concerns over locum doctors

An investigation by the General Medical Council (GMC) has found many locum doctors working in the NHS are not having their performance properly measured.

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Hospitals braced for cold weather ‘spike’
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Hospitals braced for cold weather ‘spike’

Hospitals across the UK are bracing themselves for an increase in demand as freezing weather coincides with the busiest three-week period of the year.

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Hospitals declare ‘black alert’ due to overcrowding
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Hospitals declare ‘black alert’ due to overcrowding

More than 20 hospitals in England have had to close this week to cope with overcrowding, an inquiry by the Guardian has revealed.

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Former GMC chief to lead NHS Confederation
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Former GMC chief to lead NHS Confederation

The NHS Confederation has appointed as its new chief executive the former head of the General Medical Council (GMC), Niall Dickson.

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Plans for seven-day GPs ‘in disarray’
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Plans for seven-day GPs ‘in disarray’

The National Audit Office has criticized plans for seven-day GP services, saying consequences and funding have not been thought out.

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NHS warning from leading doctors and nurses
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NHS warning from leading doctors and nurses

The Royal College of Nursing and Royal College of Physicians have warned over conditions in the NHS, saying the services are set to fail over the winter.

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