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BMA reports ‘emerging problems’ with Wales’ 111 service
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BMA reports ‘emerging problems’ with Wales’ 111 service

The 111 service is set to be rolled out nationally over the next three years.

RCGP calls on Home Secretary to intervene in Luke Ong deportation case
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RCGP calls on Home Secretary to intervene in Luke Ong deportation case

GP trainee Luke Ong has been denied a visa to remain in the UK on the basis that his application was received 18 days late.

BMA analysis suggests A&E crisis this summer
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BMA analysis suggests A&E crisis this summer

A&E demand in Summer 2018 could match that seen in Winter 2016, the BMA predicts.

Bawa-Garba granted right to appeal
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Bawa-Garba granted right to appeal

More than £366,000 has been raised in donations to fund Dr Bawa-Garba's case.

RCGP welcomes new NHS England move on OTC prescriptions
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RCGP welcomes new NHS England move on OTC prescriptions

NHS England publishes guidance for CCGs on over-the-counter items that should no longer be routinely prescribed in primary care.

Poor practice on conflict of interest disclosures in NHS
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Poor practice on conflict of interest disclosures in NHS

The absence of transparency around conflicts of interest may undermine public trust in the healthcare professions, researchers say.

NHS satisfaction rating hits 10-yr low
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NHS satisfaction rating hits 10-yr low

Public dissatisfaction with the NHS increased to 29 per cent in 2017 - its highest since 2007.

2016 junior doctor strikes had 'significant impact'
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2016 junior doctor strikes had 'significant impact'

The number of outpatient appointments cancelled by hospitals rose by 67% during the strikes.

Council member calls for BMA poll on assisted dying
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Council member calls for BMA poll on assisted dying

BMA Council member, Jacky Davis, talks about his personal view on the BMA’s stance on the organisation’s opposition to assisted dying.

National Audit Office publishes report on NHS transformation fund
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National Audit Office publishes report on NHS transformation fund

The National Audit Office reports a continued reliance on short-term cost-saving projects and one-off funding boosts.

CQC suspends routine inspections in response to winter pressures
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CQC suspends routine inspections in response to winter pressures

Care Quality Commission inspections arising from quality or safety concerns will go ahead as planned.

NHS to save £136m by ‘curbing’ prescription costs
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NHS to save £136m by ‘curbing’ prescription costs

NHS England has proposed plans to stop prescriptions for some over-the-counter products, in an effort to free up £136 million for other treatment areas.

Adopt new clinical assessment system, urges NHS
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Adopt new clinical assessment system, urges NHS

NHS England is calling on all hospitals to adopt the ‘National Early Warning Score’ (NEWS) system for identifying acutely ill patients.

GMC: medical profession at breaking point
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GMC: medical profession at breaking point

The UK’s medical workforce is at its ‘crunch point’, with the number of practising doctors unable to meet growing health-care demands, says the General Medical Council (GMC).