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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

More exercise could prevent 34,000 cases of life-threatening illness

An estimated 34,000 incidences of life-threatening conditions could be prevented if cycling increased at rates like those seen since the millennium in London, a report by exercise charity Sustrans has found

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.

Social media propagates misinformation about vaccinations

Social media is being used to spread incorrect information about vaccination, a report by the Royal Society for Public Health has found

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