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21st Oct 2016

High Street pharmacies could face closure

New plans to alter funding system could mean thousands of High Street pharmacies in England closed.

BBC News

High levels of vitamin D insufficiency in adolescents

Study finds UK adolescents lack vitamin D.


NHS trusts to be asked to rate avoidability of deaths

As part of a national standardised approach to mortality reviews, trusts will be asked to rate the avoidability of adult inpatient deaths.

Health Service Journal

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20th Oct 2016

NHS funding pressure predicted

Simon Stevens has said it is not getting the £10bn extra it needs.

Nursing in Practice

Anti-inflammatories could help treat depression

Anti-inflammatory drugs could be used in future to treat some cases of depression.


Zika mosquito eggs found in UK

Asian tiger mosquito eggs have been discovered in Stanford near Folkestone.

BBC News

DVLA not making fair decisions about medical fitness

A report has suggested the DVLA is not making fair decisions about fitness-to-drive cases.

BBC News

19th Oct 2016

Maternity care to be made safer

Jeremy Hunt vows to dramatically improve maternity care.


Clarity wanted over future of EU staff

Specialist hospitals call for the government to clarify rights of EU nationals working in health and social care in the UK.

Health Service Journal

Child burn risk from hair straighteners

Parents warned to be extra careful with hair straighteners by UK burns units.

BBC News

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