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Cameron doesn’t give ‘two hoots’ about Welsh NHS, says first minister

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The Welsh first minister has claimed that David Cameron “doesn’t care two hoots about the NHS in Wales”.

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4 things you should know about new NHS England chief Simon Stevens

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TweetThe new head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, only started his job yesterday, but he is already facing criticism from unions over comments made by him about the role of private healthcare companies in the NHS. In a speech delivered to 300 healthcare professionals in Newcastle yesterday, Stevens praised “the innovation value of new providers” […]

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Hospital parking charges should be abolished in England, too

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Hospitals should be properly funded through general taxation, not propped up by a tax on the sick.

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Tories pledge to end free prescriptions in Scotland

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The Scottish Conservatives has called for free prescriptions to be abolished in order to finance an extra 1,000 new nurses and midwives north of the border.

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The government has once again shown its contempt for NHS staff

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Average NHS workers have had a 10 per cent real terms pay cut since this government came to power in 2010.

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A final chance to defeat the hospital closure clause

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The TUC is calling on MPs to oppose the government’s ill-thought out hospital closure clause.

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Wales removes ‘treadmill of bureaucracy’ for GPs

Doctors’ leaders have welcomed changes being made to GP contracts in Wales which will reduce bureaucracy and improve access for patients to GP surgeries.

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Patients must be at the heart of our NHS

Over 200,000 Londoners have waited more than four hours for treatment in London’s A&Es over the past year.

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NHS loses 445 nurses in a month

The NHS lost 445 nurses in the last month, meaning that there are now 5,890 less nurses than there were in May 2010.

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Welsh NHS not for sale, says first minister

Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones has used his first press briefing following the Summer recess to launch a robust defence of the NHS in Wales.

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