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90% of GP surgeries rated good or outstanding by CQC
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90% of GP surgeries rated good or outstanding by CQC

General practice has received among the highest ratings by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) compared with other health and care sectors.

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NICE approves nivolumab for lung cancer
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NICE approves nivolumab for lung cancer

Lung cancer patients in England can now receive nivolumab by means of the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

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Improve access to end of life care, says report
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Improve access to end of life care, says report

Patients in the late stages of dementia are not receiving the specialist care they need, finds a report by Marie Curie.

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Prioritize respiratory care services, urges BLF
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Prioritize respiratory care services, urges BLF

The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is calling on the government to improve care for patients with respiratory disease.

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NHS workers campaign for 3.9% pay rise
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NHS workers campaign for 3.9% pay rise

NHS staff have united to demand a 3.9% pay rise to compensate for lost wages due to the 1% public sector pay cap over recent years.

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Health secretary announces new plans to tackle sepsis
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Health secretary announces new plans to tackle sepsis

New measures to improve the identification, treatment and prevention of sepsis have been announced by Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt.

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Antibiotics against Group B Strep advised for women in early labour
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Antibiotics against Group B Strep advised for women in early labour

Women who go into early labour should be offered antibiotics to cut the chance of transmitting Group B Streptococcal (GBS) to their newborns, experts say.

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NHS and PHE step up fight against cardiovascular disease
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NHS and PHE step up fight against cardiovascular disease

A new health drive by NHS England and Public Health England (PHE) aims to prevent thousands of deaths from heart attacks and strokes.

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Health secretary to unveil NHS digital plans
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Health secretary to unveil NHS digital plans

NHS patients are to get better access to healthcare via new digital technology, the health secretary will announce today.

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‘Unrelenting pressure’ compromising cancer care
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‘Unrelenting pressure’ compromising cancer care

Unsustainable pressures on primary care services are having detrimental effects on the cancer care workforce, according to a new report.

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Safety concerns drive GP practices to consider list closure
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Safety concerns drive GP practices to consider list closure

GP practices in England would consider suspending new patient registrations to alleviate work pressures, a new survey shows.

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Diagnosis of endometriosis takes too long, says NICE
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Diagnosis of endometriosis takes too long, says NICE

Delayed diagnosis of endometriosis is a ‘significant problem for women’, says National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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Talk to families about organ donation, urges NHS
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Talk to families about organ donation, urges NHS

The NHS has launched a campaign urging people to make their wishes about organ transplantation known to their families in a bid to prevent avoidable deaths.

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NHS Providers warn of bed crisis this winter
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NHS Providers warn of bed crisis this winter

England faces ‘dangerous’ bed shortages this winter if additional funds are not made available urgently, warn NHS hospital chiefs.

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