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Former vaccine chief will return to NHS role amid concern over booster jabs rollout
Emily Lawson previously led the operational delivery of the coronavirus vaccination programme

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

22, Oct, 2021 @9:21 PM

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Ex-MP Frank Field reveals terminal illness as he backs assisted dying
Peer says in statement at assisted dying bill reading he changed his mind on issue after seeing a friend die of cancer

Lucy Campbell

22, Oct, 2021 @5:26 PM

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Heather Trickey obituary
Other lives: Policy and research manager at NCT who became a leading expert on infant feeding

Simon Brindle

22, Oct, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Five charts that show how the NHS is under acute pressure
With rising Covid infections and a big backlog of patients, many in the NHS want action to prevent a winter crisis

Ashley Kirk Niamh McIntyre Pamela Duncan Cath Levett

22, Oct, 2021 @4:03 PM

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Tory peers to make last-ditch effort to reverse universal credit cut
Philippa Stroud will table amendment to highlight scale of concern in party about ending £20 a week uplift

Heather Stewart Political editor

22, Oct, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Senior UK police officer backs pioneering synthetic heroin clinics
Chief constable Richard Lewis says ‘fundamental change of approach’ needed to tackle drug deaths crisis

Helen Pidd North of England editor

22, Oct, 2021 @3:34 PM

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Sajid Javid’s NHS plan would open GPs up to more abuse, says head of BMA
Dr Chaand Nagpaul voices deep frustration over health secretary’s push for more in-person care

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

22, Oct, 2021 @1:39 PM

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Private children’s home providers charging councils too much, report says
Market in England is broken and failing too many children, says chair of independent review

Helen Pidd North of England editor

22, Oct, 2021 @11:40 AM

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Councillors demand better protection from abuse and death threats
Association of council leaders was already gathering evidence before the fatal attack on David Amess

Peter Walker Political correspondent

22, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Cancer patients face ‘perfect storm’ as Covid piles pressure on NHS
Macmillan analysis of NHS England data finds overstretched hospitals struggling to cope with backlog

Andrew Gregory Health editor

22, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Anti-obesity scheme to offer voucher rewards for healthy living
Government to launch pilot in England in January, aimed at motivating people to lose weight

Andrew Gregory Health editor

21, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Covid booster jabs could be brought forward as UK daily cases hit 52,000
MPs voice frustration to new vaccines minister about ‘stalling’ programme in England

Heather Stewart and Jessica Elgot

21, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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