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Smokers get help to quit

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A national TV and radio advertising campaign has been launched today to encourage smokers to quit. From today smokers can pick up a new and improved NHS Quit Kit from … Read more → – Smokers get help to quit

Snow wardens and winter workers to help people keep safe this winter

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Tens of thousands of people across the country will get help during the cold weather following 163 successful proposals from councils for a share of £20 million of Government funding … Read more → – Snow wardens and winter workers to help people keep safe this winter

Paul Burstow – next steps for social care reform

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In a video message, Paul Burstow, Minister of State for Care Services, talks about the Caring for our future engagement process. He explains the discussions that took place from 15 September … Read more → – Paul Burstow – next steps for social care reform

GP practice data available to patients and professionals

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The publication of GP practice data aims to provide the public with information on services they access on a regular basis, enabling individuals to make informed choices and decisions. GP … Read more → – GP practice data available to patients and professionals

Consultation on HIV positive healthcare workers launched

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A consultation into relaxing the restrictions placed on the work that can be undertaken by HIV positive healthcare workers was launched today. This follows a review by a group of … Read more → – Consultation on HIV positive healthcare workers launched

New NHS operating framework published

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The new NHS operating framework setting out the business and planning arrangements for the NHS in England for the next year has been published today. The Operating Framework for the … Read more → – New NHS operating framework published

Carbon monoxide poisoning sends 4,000 people to A&E each year

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To mark the start of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week today, the Chief Medical Officer is highlighting the serious health impact of carbon monoxide poisoning. Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical … Read more → – Carbon monoxide poisoning sends 4,000 people to A&E each year