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NHS ‘crisis guidelines’ spark row

28 January 2015 Last updated at 16:41 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Ed Miliband is challenged by the prime minster on “disgraceful remarks about weaponising the NHS” David Cameron and Ed Miliband have clashed in the … Continue reading

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FGM ‘abhorrent’ says accused doctor

28 January 2015 Last updated at 16:43 Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena “despised” the practice of FGM, Southwark Crown Court heard An NHS doctor accused of performing female genital mutilation on a young mother has told jurors he regards the practice as … Continue reading

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Ambulance strike to go ahead in NI

28 January 2015 Last updated at 14:55 Ambulance workers across Northern Ireland are preparing to strike on Thursday A planned strike by some ambulance workers and other NHS staff in Northern Ireland is set to go ahead on Thursday. The … Continue reading

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Biggest hospital is handed over

27 January 2015 Last updated at 14:38 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The campus has two hospitals – one for adults and a dedicated children’s facility Scotland’s largest hospital – the new £842m South Glasgow University … Continue reading

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Unison calls off strike by NHS staff

27 January 2015 Last updated at 17:52 Picket line outside the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke Unison has suspended a planned strike for its NHS members in England which was scheduled for 29 January. It follows several meetings … Continue reading

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Coupons ‘help pregnant smokers quit’

28 January 2015 Last updated at 00:42 By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News Offering shopping vouchers worth a total of £400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit, say researchers. They have published the results … Continue reading

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Diabetes ‘info prescription’ plan

27 January 2015 Last updated at 08:32 GPs across the UK are being advised to give “information prescriptions” to any diabetic patients who do not have their condition under control. It is hoped that the page-long printouts will nudge patients … Continue reading

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NI has too many hospitals

27 January 2015 Last updated at 13:31 By Marie-Louise Connolly BBC News NI Health Correspondent Sir Liam Donaldson is the former Chief Medical Officer of England A review into Northern Ireland’s health service has said there are too many hospitals … Continue reading

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High cholesterol in mid-life risky

27 January 2015 Last updated at 07:30 Having even slightly raised cholesterol in mid-life significantly increases a person’s risk of heart disease, research reveals. For every decade a person has even mildly elevated cholesterol between the ages of 35 and … Continue reading

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NHS ‘rescuing’ smokers and drinkers

26 January 2015 Last updated at 07:31 Mark Drakeford said the UK government needs to get tougher with the food industry over sugar in processed food The NHS is being put under too much pressure dealing with self-inflicted conditions, the … Continue reading

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