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Scarlet fever: cases continue to rise

A total of 7854 cases of scarlet fever have been reported since mid-September 2018, according to the latest report by Public Health England

Increase in antidepressant prescriptions

Over 70 million prescriptions for antidepressants were issued in England in 2018, according to new figures released by NHS Digital

Workforce: 200,000 nurses have quit since 2010

Nearly a quarter of a million nurses have quit the NHS since 2010, analysis from the Labour Party has found

Primary care: Indemnity scheme for nurses

All nursing staff working in GP practices in England will automatically be included in a new state-backed indemnity scheme

Free study days to promote children’s health

The Journal of Health Visiting is hosting a series of free study days, for nurses, school nurses, public health nurses and health visitors, and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in children and nutrition

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