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PHE campaign targets antibiotic prescribing
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PHE campaign targets antibiotic prescribing

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a national campaign urging patients not to request antibiotics from their physician.

Ministers scrap data collection on NHS staff assaults
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Ministers scrap data collection on NHS staff assaults

The government will no longer collect data on NHS staff assaults, health ministers have revealed in a parliamentary question response.

Overseas visitors policy threat to all, say experts
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Overseas visitors policy threat to all, say experts

A new policy whereby overseas visitors are charged upfront for NHS treatment is a threat to all who use the NHS, warn health experts.

Prioritize child health in policy-making, says RCPCH
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Prioritize child health in policy-making, says RCPCH

The government must take action to adopt a ‘child health in all policies’ approach, warns the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

GP referrals reduce diabetes risk in third of patients
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GP referrals reduce diabetes risk in third of patients

GP referrals to weight management schemes can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by lowering glucose levels, new data shows.

England to ban ‘supersized’ chocolate bars in hospitals
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England to ban ‘supersized’ chocolate bars in hospitals

NHS England is to step up its efforts to tackle obesity by banning all supersized chocolate bars and sweet bags in hospitals.

DH announces state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs
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DH announces state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs

The government has announced a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs in England to ease the burden of rising fees.

Pregabalin to be reclassified following 111 deaths
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Pregabalin to be reclassified following 111 deaths

The prescription-only drug, pregabalin, is to be classified as a class C controlled drug by the Home Office after being linked to 111 deaths in the UK last year.

Health Secretary: NHS pay cap to be lifted
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Health Secretary: NHS pay cap to be lifted

The 1% cap on NHS staff wages is to be ‘scrapped’ as of next year, Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has announced.

Government announces £15m mental health campaign
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Government announces £15m mental health campaign

A new campaign will provide mental health training for one million people across England, the government has announced.

Electronic prescription service saves millions
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Electronic prescription service saves millions

NHS Digital’s electronic prescription service (EPS) has made millions in savings since its launch in 2013, according to a recent analysis.

Half of over-55s have faced mental health issues
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Half of over-55s have faced mental health issues

Nearly half of adults aged over 55 have experienced anxiety or depression, says the charity Age UK.

England to consult on organ donation opt-out system
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England to consult on organ donation opt-out system

The government has announced plans for a public consultation on whether to automatically enter everyone on the NHS Organ Donor Register unless they opt out.

Health Secretary announces 5,000 more nurse training places
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Health Secretary announces 5,000 more nurse training places

More than 5,000 training places are to be created for nurses each year to boost England’s workforce, Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has announced.