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Wales facing measles outbreak

Parents across North Wales are being urged to ensure that their children are up to date with both doses of the MMR vaccination following an increase in the number of measles cases across Gwynedd.

No further strikes on pensions - Unison

The Unison union says it has no mandate to take further industrial action over pension plans after around half of members participating in a ballot voted to accept government proposals.

Leading supermarkets encourage unhealthy eating

Asda, Morrisons and Iceland display junk food on four out of five checkouts, making them the 'worst offenders' for undermining parents' efforts to feed their children healthily, according to the Children's Food Campaign.

Pause the roll-out of NHS 111, urge unions

Nursing leaders are calling for a pause in the roll-out of the NHS 111, warning that a lack of qualified nurses working on the telephone helpline will undermine patient care.

Mixed results for integration pilots

Emergency hospital admissions increased and patients were less likely to see their preferred nurse in areas covered by the DoH's integrated care pilots, a report has found.

Delays to diagnosis of bowel cancer

Around 10 per cent of bowel cancer patients die within a month of being diagnosed, according to the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN).


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