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Risk of acute attack for asthma patients

More than a third of people with asthma are at high risk of a potentially fatal asthma attack, with many unaware of the fact, according to a survey of 30,000 asthma patients.

Record number of nurses become QNs

A record number of nurses have been awarded the Queen's Nurse (QN) title at a ceremony in London, marking the 125th year of the Queen's Nursing Institute.

Dementia Challenge urges partnership

Promoting joint working between primary and secondary care and reducing inappropriate use of antipsychotic medication for dementia patients are core objectives of the Prime Minister's Dementia Challenge, ministers have confirmed.

NHS Direct nurses protest against 111

Nurses working for NHS Direct in the south west of England have staged a 'work in' protest against government plans to roll out the NHS 111 non-emergency hotline, which is expected to employ fewer nurses.

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.

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