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Flu vaccinations for school-age children

Immunising all school-age children against flu would be a cost-effective policy, but there are not enough school nurses to implement it, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has said.

Mandatory registration is needed for HCAs

Voluntary registration of healthcare assistants (HCAs) is a step in the right direction, but should be replaced by a system of compulsory regulation in the long term, an influential group of MPs has said.

'Pay cartel' may reduce nurses' pay

The boards of 16 NHS trusts in south west England are planning to move away from AfC and introduce regional negotiation on pay, terms and conditions.

Sharp rise in new cases of gonorrhoea

The number of new diagnoses of gonorrhoea in England increased by 25 per cent last year, according to figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA).

A brand new strategy, a new lease of life

I recently talked to a group of health visitors, who described how, until recently, their practice had felt like social work. Because they were nurses, and did not want to leave families unsupported, they had felt obliged to work beyond their role in heal

NICE delays holding up new treatments

Patients are being denied access to new medicines by more than five years because NICE is missing its own deadlines for over 75 per cent of drugs, a report has found.

Withholding risk register may breach law

Former shadow health secretary John Healey has threatened to take the government to court over its refusal to publish the NHS risk register relating to the Health and Social Care Act.

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