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Patients struggling with GP access
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Patients struggling with GP access

More patients are being forced to turn to A&E as they struggle to get appointments with their GPs, a new report reveals.

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Plain cigarette packs may slash smoking rates by 300,000, says review
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Plain cigarette packs may slash smoking rates by 300,000, says review

Plain cigarette packaging could encourage 300,000 people to quit smoking in the UK over the next year, suggests a major review.

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RCGP launches six-step election manifesto
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RCGP launches six-step election manifesto

The Royal College of GPs has launched its own election manifesto in the run-up to the General Election to safeguard general practice and patient care.

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‘Labyrinthine’ health system holding back HIV care
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‘Labyrinthine’ health system holding back HIV care

The ‘labyrinthine’ complexity of the health system in England is ‘holding back progress’ in HIV care, says a new report by The King’s Fund.

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GPs in England often miss cancer symptoms, says study
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GPs in England often miss cancer symptoms, says study

Research suggests thousands of people diagnosed with cancer in A&E visited their GP three times or more with possible signs of the disease.

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Concern among doctors over DVLA requests
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Concern among doctors over DVLA requests

Queries about confidentiality are one of the top reasons doctors call the Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK's leading medical defence organization revealed today.

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Rise in infant admissions sparks calls for NHS overhaul
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Rise in infant admissions sparks calls for NHS overhaul

The number of children admitted to hospital for emergency care has risen significantly in the last decade, say leading think-tanks.

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Patient left nearly four years before hospital discharge
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Patient left nearly four years before hospital discharge

An unnamed patient has been left waiting three and a half years to be discharged from a Welsh hospital despite being declared fit, it has been revealed.

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Retailers to cut sales of sugary drinks in hospitals
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Retailers to cut sales of sugary drinks in hospitals

Retailers have agreed to limit sales of sugary drinks in hospital outlets in England, NHS England has announced.

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Care for incurable breast cancer ‘not good enough’, says charity
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Care for incurable breast cancer ‘not good enough’, says charity

People with incurable breast cancer are not receiving sufficient specialist nursing care, reveals a new survey.

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Cycling to work could reduce cancer risk, says study
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Cycling to work could reduce cancer risk, says study

A new study from the University of Glasgow suggests cycling to work can help you live longer and reduce the risk of developing cancer and heart disease.

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Amino acid restricting diet could ‘starve’ cancer
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Amino acid restricting diet could ‘starve’ cancer

Eating a diet that restricts certain amino acids could be used as an additional treatment in some cancer cases, says Cancer Research UK.

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Bullying and anxiety frequent among UK teens
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Bullying and anxiety frequent among UK teens

Teenagers in the UK are more likely to be bullied and are more anxious than those in other parts of the world, according to a recent survey.

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Don’t neglect the NHS in June election, warns BMA
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Don’t neglect the NHS in June election, warns BMA

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a snap general election on 8 June, the BMA has warned politicians not to marginalize the NHS.

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