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AUG 26/2015

Insufficient investment in school nursing, says RCN

Children and young people are at risk from a lack of funding for school nurses, according to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). The organisation claims that the number of school nurses in employment has declined since 2010, while the number of stude...

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AUG 26/2015

Millions of Brits 'at risk of developing type 2 diabetes'

As many as five million Brits are in danger of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new report from Public Health England (PHE). The report from PHE suggests that on top of 3.2 million currently living with the disease, there are an additional ...

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AUG 24/2015

Dementia diagnoses becoming 'stable' in western Europe

The number of people living with dementia in western Europe has reached a stable level, according to a report published in a medical journal.  Undertaken by the University of Cambridge, the study reveals that the proportion of elderly people wit...

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AUG 24/2015

Immigration rules could make nurse shortage worse, says RCN

New immigration rules for nurses could exacerbate the current staff shortage, warns the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). The organisation is ramping up pressure on the government to reconsider the change in law, which will see nurses from outside the ...

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AUG 13/2015

Ambulance services struggling with rising NHS demand

Ambulance services in the UK have had to rely more on the private sector in the past year due to rising NHS demand. It has emerged that the ten services in England spent £57.6 million on private or voluntary services in 2014-15, a rise of 156 p...

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