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Sunday 30th April 2017

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New initiative cuts time it takes to diagnose cancer

New initiative to be trialled in south Wales which cancer experts hope will significantly cut the time it takes to diagnose the disease.

NHS England wants to group general practices into hubs

NHS England says GP structures are currently like the 'wild west' and wants to move towards a more organised structure.

Hospital chains won't work

New UCLH chief executive says he doesn't think hospital chain model is going to work and will instead look to form provider alliances.

New mental health service for forces veterans

Newly commissioned mental health service is tailored to support and treat armed forces veterans and service personnel.

Fast-track nurse training scheme launched

Nurse First, a new postgraduate programme, has been launched and welcomed by nursing leaders.

NHS England national director to step down

New care models director to step down next month to spend more time with her children.

Record numbers of GP practices closing

Data suggests record numbers of GP practices closed last year.

Dairy-free diets warning

Charity is warning young people about dairy-free diets which could put their bone health at risk.

One in 10 deaths caused by smoking

Study shows smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide.

Struggling hospital back in special measures

Hospital put back in special measures by NHS Improvement.

Six new bird flu cases reported in China

China reports six new H7N9 bird flu cases and one death.

Ketamine trial to beat depression

Doctors call for use of ketamine to treat depression to be rolled out.

Millions of Brits physically inactive

Research by the British Heart Foundation shows more than 20 million people are physically inactive in the UK.

Locum shortages concern over tax change

Hospital plans for possible lack of doctors over fears locums will refuse to work because of a drop in pay of 20%.

NICE surgery restrictions guidance breached by CCGs

CCGs across England are using unproven scoring tools to restrict access to hip and knee surgery.

Trust audit concerns

Freedom of Information Act requests reveal concerns about the way some trusts are audited.

Fours trusts in special measures in less than a week

CQC have place four trusts in six days into special measures.

Continuing healthcare improvement programme focused on cutting funding

Charities express concern that healthcare improvement programme is focused on cutting funding.

Problems in NHS must be tackled in general election

Doctors' leaders say serious problems in the NHS must be tackled in new general election set for 8 June.

Nurses consider strike over pay

The Royal College of Nursing is asking members across the UK whether they want to strike over low pay.

Komodo dragon blood could be key to new treatments

Scientists think Komodo dragon blood contains compound which would offer new treatment for infected wounds.

Prince William speaks about mental health

Keeping a stiff upper lip can endanger people's health.

New drug to stop all neurodegenerative brain diseases

Scientists hope they have found a drug to stop the brain degenerating.

Sir Bruce Keogh stepping down

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh will be stepping down as NHS England’s national medical director at the end of 2017.

Sugary drinks to be limited in hospitals

Retailers agree to cut proportion of sugary drinks sold in their hospital shops in England.

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