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Pressure on English A&E departments reaches ‘record high’

19-Dec-2014

Accident and emergency attendance and admissions are spiralling upwards as winter pressures take hold across the health service.

Scottish nurses warn of staff shortages and difficulty juggling workload

19-Dec-2014

Only a quarter of nurses and midwives in Scotland believe there are enough staff in their department to be able to do their job properly, according to a national survey of NHS workers.

NHS staff on picket line

Unions have announced a fresh round of strikes over NHS pay

19-Dec-2014

NHS nurses and midwives in England will be urged to walkout for 12 hours on 29 January and 24 hours the following month, as union leaders attempt to ratchet up the pressure on ministers over pay.

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Early trial results on 'e-cigarettes' encouraging, say reviewers

19-Dec-2014

Emerging evidence suggests that electronic cigarettes are effective for helping people quit or reduce their smoking, according to a Cochrane review.

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NICE backs new drugs class for inflammatory bowel condition

19-Dec-2014

Three biologic therapies have been provisionally approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for NHS use in England and Wales as treatment options for ulcerative colitis.

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