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CCGs invited to bid for primary care commissioning powers

CCGs invited to bid for primary care commissioning powers

Simon Stevens announced he planned to invite interested CCGs to apply for co-commissioning powers. CCGs would need to show NHS England how they would advance integration, raise standards and cut health inequalities in primary care. But GP leaders said the announcement showed the fragmented NHS was failling to deliver and NHS England lacked capacity t...

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UK child death rate among worst in western Europe

UK child death rate among worst in western Europe

Children in the UK are more likely to die before they reach their fifth birthday than in any other western European country except Malta. Almost five in every 1,000 children born in the UK die before the age of five, a rate the authors of the global study said was surprising ...

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NHS may offer new Bexsero vaccine free

NHS may offer new Bexsero vaccine free

A new vaccine against the deadly disease meningitis .B is to be made available free on the NHS, provided it can be purchased from the manufacturer at "a cost-effective price", the Department of Health has announced. The plan is for ...

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Patients over 75 will get a named, accountable GP

Patients over 75 will get a named, accountable GP

GPs will be offered more than £450m from the government in a deal that sees ministers backtrack on changes to the health service brought in last year and offers practices cash to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions of elderly patients.In return Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, will announce on Friday that family ...

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