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NHS needs another £2bn to prevent financial crisis

The NHS needs an extra £2bn to prevent a financial crisis, The King’s Fund warned this morning, and health regulator Monitor has urged foundation trusts to get a grip on their staffing costs as the sector as a whole is projecting a deficit of £271m at the end of the current financial year. more →

Asthma unlikely to be linked to paracetamol

There is no need to alter the policy on using paracetamol in pregnancy and early childhood, say experts today in Archives of Disease in Childhood. more →

New approach to improve care of older people

A new partnership between the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and a helpline for older people is being launched today to try to improve care and quality of life for that part of the population. more →

EllaOne to be available without prescription

EllaOne (ulipristal acetate), an emergency contraceptive, is to be made available without a prescription from community pharmacies throughout the European Union. more →

Provision of pharmacy services in England has increased

More than three million medicines use reviews were delivered by 10,851 community pharmacies in England in 2013–2014. more →

NHS England issues naloxone warning

Inappropriate use of naloxone can cause patients severe distress and can be fatal, says NHS England. more →

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Lowest ever winter deaths recorded

The lowest ever number of winter deaths were recorded last year, official figures for England and Wales show. more →

Ebola test results 'in 15 minutes'

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'Too few' toddlers having flu vaccine

Too few toddlers and young children are having the seasonal flu vaccine, the chief medical officer for England warns. more →

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PM tells EU: 'Back me on migration'

David Cameron urges EU leaders to back his "reasonable" plans to curb welfare benefits for migrants, saying he will "rule nothing out" if they fail. more →

'Many dead' in Nigeria mosque blasts

Many people are killed in three explosions during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports say. more →

Police attend 'Black Friday' crowds

Police are called to supermarkets across the UK amid crowd surges as people hunt for "Black Friday" offers. more →

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