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Decline of the NHS is ‘very worrying’, Farrar says

A survey by the NHS Confederation shows that 70% of the heads of NHS organisations believe access to care is deteriorating.
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NHS walk-in centres are dying out

Monitor, the health regulator, has launched an investigation to find out how many NHS walk-in centres have been closed down since opening in 2008.
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GPs reject Hunt proposal on out of hours care

UK GPs have voted against taking back responsibility for out of hours medical care, as proposed by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
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DH plans to raise number of GPs by 400

The number of GPs in England will rise by 400 over the next two years, according to the Government’s mandate for Health Education England (HEE).
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Government seeks pharma partners to fight dementia

The challenge of dementia treatment requires a major research collaboration between the NHS, academic science and the pharmaceutical industry, the Government has said.
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Janssen partners with NHS for dementia innovation challenge

Janssen Healthcare Innovation has partnered with the NHS to launch stage two of the first NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for Dementia.

Tamiflugate blows open again in Parliament

The public money spent on stockpiling the antiviral Tamiflu (oseltamivir) in 2009 has been described as “extremely worrying” by MP Margaret Hodge.
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Independent providers depending more on NHS contracts

NHS service contracts for independent health providers are increasing faster than their private income, according to health economic analysts.
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FTs are beyond control of NHS England

A legal review of the ‘whistleblower’ situation has concluded that NHS England has no legal power to direct Foundation Trusts (FTs).
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Nicholson to quit

Sir David Nicholson will retire from his role as Chief Executive of NHS England, and from the NHS altogether, in March 2014.

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