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VIDEO: A&Es miss four-hour wait standard

Accident and emergency departments in England saw 92.9% of patients within four hours last week – the lowest percentage since April 2013, NHS data shows. The government sets a quarterly target for hospitals to see 95% of emergency cases within … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Labour calls for NHS investment

The Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls is calling for £1bn of banking scandal fines to be invested in the NHS. Chancellor George Osborne has previously earmarked money from a banking scandal for war veterans. Iain Watson reports. Article source: Article Source

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NHS staff fly out to fight Ebola

22 November 2014 Last updated at 17:36 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. “All have their own personal reasons for making this choice,” reports Daniel Boettcher The first group of NHS volunteers have left for Sierra Leone … Continue reading

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Surgeon performance data ‘misses the mark’

19 November 2014 Last updated at 01:53 By Roger Taylor Dr Foster The NHS is trying to give patients more information on the performance of individual surgeons. But Roger Taylor, co-founder of health data analysis experts Dr Foster, says despite … Continue reading

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Why nightshifts pile on the pounds

18 November 2014 Last updated at 00:44 Scientists believe they have discovered why people who work nightshifts are more prone to weight gain and obesity. Rather than eating more, night workers burn off fewer calories, their research suggests. The scientists … Continue reading

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Bed blockers ‘face legal action’

20 November 2014 Last updated at 15:27 By David Fenton Health correspondent, BBC South Today A hospital is to give so-called “bed blockers” seven days to leave or face possible legal action, saying too many families are refusing to take … Continue reading

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‘No fertility help for cancer young’

21 November 2014 Last updated at 00:18 Women with breast cancer can opt to have eggs or embryos frozen to be used after their treatment Most young women diagnosed with breast cancer do not receive fertility advice, despite the fact … Continue reading

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Early sign of yellow fever found

21 November 2014 Last updated at 10:05 By Pippa Stephens Health reporter, BBC News Scientists analysed the gene activity in macaques after they were infected with yellow fever Picking up early signs of yellow fever, an infectious disease which can … Continue reading

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Bill against ‘privatised’ NHS backed

21 November 2014 Last updated at 19:49 Labour leader Ed Miliband poses with MPs in a show of support for the bill on Wednesday A bill which aims to curb the private sector’s role in the NHS has cleared its … Continue reading

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NHS ‘should use cancer drug for eyes’

21 November 2014 Last updated at 00:13 By Adam Brimelow Health Correspondent, BBC News A drug that prevents elderly people losing their sight should be routinely available on the NHS, says the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Avastin has been found … Continue reading

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