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Worst A&E performance on record

A&E waiting times in England have reached their worst level since the four-hour target was introduced in 2004, the NHS Combined Performance Summary shows

Five-year deal to expand GP services

A new contract for general practice in England will see extra investment for improved access, expanded services at local practices and longer appointments for patients who need them

Screening targets not met

Not a single one of the three main health screening programmes in England, bowel, breast or cervical, met their targets last year, according to a report by the National Audit Office

First qualified nursing associates join the NMC register

Nursing associates are officially part of the NMC register. Around 1,800 nursing associates are expected to qualify over the course of the next few months, to help bridge the gap between health and care assistants and registered nurses.

Public health cuts pose risk to children

Progress has been made on children’s health, but cuts and political uncertainty risk this, a report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has said

Young people getting worst asthma care in UK

People aged 18-29 in the UK are more likely to be at high risk of having an asthma attack and the least likely to get life-saving basic asthma care than any other age group, according to a new report by Asthma UK

More young people surviving cancer

Mortality rates of cancers in 13 to 24 year olds have decreased from 42.9 per million in 2001 to 32.3 per million in 2015, a new report from the Teenage Cancer Trust and Public Health England has found

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