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What NHS story do you want us to investigate?

We asked you to send in questions about the NHS that you want BBC health correspondent Nick Triggle to look into. We have picked out four questions. Tell us which one you would most like Nick to answer. Choose your … Continue reading

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South East Coast Ambulance Service 'to be put in special measures'

An NHS ambulance trust is to be placed in special measures after being rated inadequate by England’s chief inspector of hospitals. South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (Secamb) was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Reasons for … Continue reading

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One in 10 children has 'Aids defence'

A 10th of children have a “monkey-like” immune system that stops them developing Aids, a study suggests. The study, in Science Translational Medicine, found the children’s immune systems were “keeping calm”, which prevented them being wiped out. An untreated HIV … Continue reading

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Common painkillers 'increase heart failure risk'

Taking a common kind of painkiller is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, a study suggests. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen and diclofenac, are commonly used to treat pain and inflammation. The British Medical … Continue reading

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NHS negligence claims hit £1.4bn

NHS trusts in England paid out more than £1.4bn in medical negligence claims last year compared to £583m in 2008, analysis shows. The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA), which handles claims on behalf of trusts, said it was trying to reduce … Continue reading

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Nursing homes 'closing each week'

Nursing homes are closing at the rate of at least one per week in England, due mainly to a shortage of nurses, official figures suggest. It means the number of nursing homes and nursing beds has fallen for the first … Continue reading

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One in five bowel cancer 'red flag' symptoms missed

One in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed in an emergency had “red flag” symptoms that should have been picked up earlier, a study in the British Journal of Cancer suggests. And 16% of emergency bowel cancer patients had seen their … Continue reading

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Teens with spots tend to stay looking younger for longer, new research suggests

If you’re a teenager who has acne, it can feel like the end of the world. But your adult self may thank you for it. New research from King’s College London, based on 1,205 female twins, suggests adolescents with spots … Continue reading

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Junior doctors await court decision over contract

Junior doctors are waiting to hear whether England’s High Court will agree to stop the government imposing a new contract. The group Justice for Health says it mounted the legal challenge because the contract is “unsafe and unsustainable”. The Department … Continue reading

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Hunt for three million 'ghost' patients

As many as three million “ghost” patients registered with GP practices in England should be removed from doctors’ lists, latest figures suggest. As of March 2016, there were just over 57 million patients on GPs’ books. But official census data … Continue reading

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