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Increase in A&E waiting times in Scotland

New figures reveal that almost 10% of Scottish patients have been made to wait longer than the four hour target to be seen in Accident and Emergency Departments.

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How will UK patients benefit from Healthcare UK?

Claudia Tomlinson looks at Healthcare UK, which sells the services of the best of the UK health sector to rich people overseas.

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Watch: Joan Ruddock and Heidi Alexander make powerful, impassioned defences of Lewisham Hospital

Watch Lewisham Labour MPs Dame Joan Ruddock and Heidi Alexander make the case for saving Lewisham Hospital in today’s House of Commons NHS Funding Debate.

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Comment: “Worked to the limit and completely exhausted” – time to support our under-fire nurses

It’s time to support our overworked and underpaid nurses, who have come under fierce attack from the right wing in recent months.

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Survival rates for the rarer cancers continue to trail behind

Statistics released yesterday show an overall increase cancer survival rates over recent years – yet for the rarer cancers, survival rates remain low.

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Boris nowhere to be seen in battle to save London’s A&E units

If NHS bosses go through with their proposals, eight Accident and Emergency departments in London will be closing over the next few years, writes Murad Qureshi.

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Reshuffle: Health: The five key priorities for Mr Hunt

Jos Bell looks at the challenges facing new health secretary Jeremy Hunt following his succeeding of the sacked Andrew Lansley in this week’s Cabinet reshuffle.

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Regional pay is “Tory code” for slashing pay of the poorest NHS workers

Welsh health minister Lesley Griffiths described regional pay as “Tory code for cutting the pay of NHS workers in Wales”, reports Ed Jacobs.

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After all the months of debate, does the health bill actually stack up in law?

After all the months of tortuous debate, does the health and social care bill stack up in law, asks Jos Bell?

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The damage to public health of Lansley’s bill shouldn’t be ignored

Until now, the extent of the potential damage to vital public health work of the health and social care bill has not received the attention it deserves.

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