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Calorie reduction next step in childhood obesity plan
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Calorie reduction next step in childhood obesity plan

The government is turning its focus to calorie reduction as part of a national drive to tackle childhood obesity.

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Third of trainee GPs plan to leave NHS within 6 months
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Third of trainee GPs plan to leave NHS within 6 months

Multiple work pressures are causing trainee GPs in England to consider leaving the NHS once qualified, a survey reveals.

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Proposed cuts to sexual health services deemed ‘unsafe’
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Proposed cuts to sexual health services deemed ‘unsafe’

Sexual health experts have warned that cost-cutting plans in south-west London will lead to more sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancies.

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Government to cover rising GP indemnity fees
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Government to cover rising GP indemnity fees

The Department of Health (DH) has promised to reimburse GPs should medical indemnity providers increase their prices over the coming months.

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Type 2 diabetes in children on the rise
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Type 2 diabetes in children on the rise

More than 600 children in England and Wales received treatment for type 2 diabetes in the year 2015/16, according to the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA).

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UKSTSG training report gets mixed response
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UKSTSG training report gets mixed response

The UK Shape of Training Steering Group’s policy advice on reforming postgraduate medical training has been met with a mixed response from the medical community.

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More than 4m patients await surgery in England
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More than 4m patients await surgery in England

NHS England has declared the highest surgery waiting list numbers in a decade, with figures exceeding 4 million.

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Increased medical school places confirmed for 2018
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Increased medical school places confirmed for 2018

An additional 500 medical school places have been put into place for next year’s undergraduate entry in an effort to address GP shortages.

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Worsening GP access highlights impact of underfunding
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Worsening GP access highlights impact of underfunding

Underfunding of GP services has led to increased patient waiting times and added pressures on the GP workforce, a survey reveals.

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IVF cuts defy national guidelines
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IVF cuts defy national guidelines

IVF treatment has been restricted or stopped completely in 13 areas across England this year in a bid to save money, new data shows.

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Meningitis vaccination plan for Hampshire schoolchildren
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Meningitis vaccination plan for Hampshire schoolchildren

Students in all Hampshire secondary schools are to be offered the meningitis ACWY vaccine from January 2018.

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NHS budget cuts leave sexual health services at ‘breaking point’
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NHS budget cuts leave sexual health services at ‘breaking point’

Councils are struggling to cope with rising demands for sexual health services in England due to cuts of £531 million to public health budgets.

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Wales to adopt new regulations for blood donation
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Wales to adopt new regulations for blood donation

Wales is to relax blood donation restrictions for gay men and sex workers, in line with England and Scotland, which adopted new regulations for blood donation in these groups earlier this year.

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NICE: GPs urged to create national autism register
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NICE: GPs urged to create national autism register

GPs in England are being urged by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to develop a national autism register.

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