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GPs consider charging for orthotics

South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has drawn criticism for suggesting patients pay for their own crutches, walking sticks and neck braces which are at present free. more →

'Financial crisis' for NHS next year, warns King's Fund

Confidence in the state of the National Health Service's finances is fading fast as it heads for a financial crisis in 2015/16, was the key message from think-tank The King's Fund latest quarterly report. more →

Study links atrial fibrillation risk with NSAIDs

Current or recent use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), suggest long-term follow-up data from the Rotterdam Study published in BMJ Open. more →

Pharmacists are involved in extended hours GP pilots

Community pharmacists are involved in three of the 20 pilots launched yesyerday to enable patients in England to see their GP between 8am and 8pm and at weekends. more →

Pharmacists to play a role in GP personalised care plan for elderly

Government plans for a “step change” in the way GPs care for people with the most complex needs is dependent on increasing the role of community pharmacists, according to an NHS England report published yesterday. more →

Pharmacist-led care of stroke patients sees improved lipid levels

Pharmacist-led care of patients with a recent stroke leads to a significant improvement in cardiovascular (CV) risk factors, according to the results of a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. more →

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Bullied children still suffer at 50

Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London. more →

Hospital infections 'still too high'

Doctors and nurses should do more to stop hospital patients developing infections, an NHS watchdog says. more →

Pensioners could get death estimate

Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb. more →

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Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis

Russia, Ukraine, the US and the European Union say all sides have agreed to steps to "de-escalate" the crisis in eastern Ukraine at talks in Geneva. more →

Weather blights S Korea ferry search

Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for more than 270 people missing after a South Korean ferry sank. more →

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says. more →

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