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Rishi Sunak refuses to say if he uses private GP

Sun, 01/08/2023 - 19:36
The PM says his healthcare is "a personal choice", as a union leader urges him to "come clean".
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NHS pay: Nurses leader sees optimism over Sunak talks

Sun, 01/08/2023 - 17:54
The PM says he is open to a "responsible" and "affordable" deal in a bid to end strike action.
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'I stopped drinking and never really went back'

Sun, 01/08/2023 - 09:23
With Dry January under way, more people are choosing to reduce alcohol consumption year round.
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PM Sunak welcomes 'valuable' talks with health leaders

Sun, 01/08/2023 - 01:45
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak met health leaders to discuss ways to tackle the pressures facing the NHS.
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Mask wearing: Would you welcome the return of face coverings?

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 15:52
As flu and Covid case numbers rise, the BBC asks people in Hull if they would be happy to mask up.
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NHS Tracker: How are your local NHS services coping this winter?

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 14:35
Flu, staff shortages and Covid backlogs are putting the NHS under severe strain, find out what's happening in your area.
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Gridlock as record number of ambulances queue at A&E in England

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 13:30
More than 40% of crews were delayed outside hospitals in England over Christmas.
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Junior doctor strike warning for March

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 13:00
Members of a union for doctors are to be balloted over a 72-hour walkout in March in England.
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China Covid: Young people self-infect as fears for elderly grow

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 10:18
Cases are surging as the country reopens after the sudden reversal of three years of restrictions.
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Brexit: Growing differences between drugs approved for GB and NI, says report

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 10:17
Post-Brexit divergence between NI and the rest of the UK on drugs is increasing, research suggests.
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I drove patient to hospital myself, says Shropshire GP

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 09:17
Dr Charlotte Hart takes the action, she says, due to backed-up ambulances at a hospital.
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UK plan for national mRNA cancer vaccine advance

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 07:38
The government is working with German pharmaceutical company BioNTech on new ways to fight cancer.
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China Covid: How is it tackling the latest surge in cases?

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 17:56
China is ramping up its vaccination programme in response to the latest wave of Covid.
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What is known about new Covid variant XBB.1.5?

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 17:11
The latest Omicron variant is making scientists take notice in the US - so what do you need to know?
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NHS Wales: 'I had to carry my grandfather into hospital'

Wed, 01/04/2023 - 22:59
Steve Parsons ended up carrying his grandfather on his shoulder due to chronic ambulance shortage.
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'Hospital staff are completely overwhelmed'

Wed, 01/04/2023 - 19:28
Emergency department nurse Stephen McKenna described conditions as "absolutely horrific".
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NHS: 'The phone rings all day - the pressure on us is huge'

Wed, 01/04/2023 - 15:39
GP surgeries across the country are likely to face intense demand this week after the Christmas break.
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Damar Hamlin: Why do some young athletes suffer cardiac arrest?

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 22:08
American football star Damar Hamlin is the latest athlete to encounter heart problems.
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Covid: Why are some places testing Chinese arrivals?

Fri, 12/30/2022 - 01:42
Beijing is finally opening its borders - but some countries are wary of a Covid threat.
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UK Covid modelling data to stop being published

Mon, 12/26/2022 - 08:26
The UK Health Security Agency says it will halt publishing the figures from early January.
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