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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.

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