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Ambitions to combat causes of cardiovascular disease
The first ever national ambitions to improve the detection and treatment of atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol have been announced by Public Health England.

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.

Diagnose Lyme disease if bull’s eye rash is present, says NICE
People showing erythema migrans, the characteristic skin rash associated with Lyme disease which resembles a bull’s eye, can be diagnosed without the need for blood tests, NICE says in new guidance.

Howard Catton appointed Chief executive of International Council of Nurses
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has appointed Howard Catton as its new chief executive.

Nursing degree applications down 30% as RCN warns Long-term Plan in danger
Nursing degree applications in England have fallen by 13,000 since 2016, according to UCAS figures.

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