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Scrapping appointments is no fix for our NHS crisis | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the government’s plan to ease the backlog of patients needing hospital treatment

Letters

26, Nov, 2021 @5:49 PM

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The NHS staffing crisis is killing people – and this winter it will be even worse | Polly Toynbee
With staff quitting over conditions and a recruitment black hole, a pay rise for nurses is the least Sajid Javid should do, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

26, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Late diagnosis of breast cancer rises as NHS struggles in Covid crisis
Macmillan says government action is needed to relieve pressure on cancer services

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

26, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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‘Broken and exhausted’: GPs in England vote in favour of industrial action
Indicative BMA ballot follows government drive to force surgeries to increase face-to-face appointments

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

25, Nov, 2021 @6:35 PM

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Older people need better access to therapy for depression | Letter
Letter: Dr Chris Allen highlights the barriers that older age groups face to get the psychological help they need

Letters

25, Nov, 2021 @5:47 PM

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Pregnant women urged to get Covid jab as data from England shows it is safe
Analysis finds vaccinated women no more likely than unvaccinated to suffer stillbirth or premature births

Andrew Gregory Health editor

25, Nov, 2021 @3:13 PM

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Plan to scrap tens of millions of NHS appointments ‘could put patients at risk’
Health service leaders in England finalising moves to axe follow-up hospital consultations and tackle backlog

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

25, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Call Cobra meeting over England’s ambulance crisis, urge Lib Dems
Push for action comes as it emerges all regional services moved to top alert level in September and October

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

24, Nov, 2021 @4:26 PM

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Here’s what the UK can learn from other countries’ responses to Covid-19 | Siva Anandaciva
The NHS has much to be proud of, but it was stymied by lack of funding and a staffing crisis that other health systems avoided, says Siva Anandaciva, a chief analyst at the King’s Fund

Siva Anandaciva

24, Nov, 2021 @1:54 PM

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Women at higher risk of miscarriage to be offered hormone drug by NHS
Charities say Nice’s decision to endorse progesterone for some cases in England will help save babies’ lives

Andrew Gregory Health editor

24, Nov, 2021 @9:53 AM

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System for assessing who must pay for NHS care ‘incentivises racial profiling’
Study criticises stringent charging regime introduced by NHS England over the past decade

Amelia Gentleman

23, Nov, 2021 @11:57 AM

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Getting jabs to the unvaccinated has never been more critical | Andrew Pollard and Brian Angus
With vaccinated people receiving their boosters, the horrors of Covid are now restricted to those who won’t or can’t have a jab, say academics Andrew Pollard and Brian Angus

Andrew Pollard and Brian Angus

23, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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