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NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

GP numbers are heading for a ‘cliff edge’ as almost 40 per cent approach retirement in the next few years, it has been warned.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Health service must not rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’

The NHS must not be forced to rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’ as vacancies of fully-qualified staff mount and trainees on cheaper and quicker courses are brought in, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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Life-saving defibrillator to be installed at Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Life-saving defibrillator to be installed at Berkhamsted Civic Centre

A life-saving defibrillator is set to be installed at the Civic Centre in Berkhamsted .

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

Forget “Physician Heal Thyself”, plans to shake up health services and save the NHS millions seem to hinge on patients either not getting ill in the first place or looking after themselves with an increased use of technology.

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NHS IN CRISIS: The changing face of maternity

NHS IN CRISIS: The changing face of maternity

Greater numbers of women giving birth later in life, an ageing midwife profile and a nationwide shortage of the profession is putting unprecedented pressure on maternity services.

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The full list of the 24 A&E units marked for closure

The full list of the 24 A&E units marked for closure

Dozens of accident and emergency units are facing closure or being downgraded in a far-reaching overhaul of urgent care which senior doctors warn would have “disastrous” consequences for the NHS.

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NHS CRISIS: Fears more than half of A&Es may be lost

NHS CRISIS: Fears more than half of A&Es may be lost

Dozens of accident and emergency units are facing closure or being downgraded in a far-reaching overhaul of urgent care which senior doctors warn would have “disastrous” consequences for the NHS.

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Hertfordshire’s vaping and e-cigarettes policy being rolled out across the country

An innovative policy encouraging the use of e-cigarettes by people who want to give up smoking is being rolled out nationally from Herts County Council.

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County councillors fear the funding cut will place greater pressure on GPs and hospitals

Don’t forget all the services that pharmacists can offer in Hertfordshire

Don’t forget that your local pharmacy can offer more than simply dispensing prescriptions.

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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Customer reviews of weight loss products should be taken with pinch of salt, finds study

Customer reviews of weight loss products should be taken with pinch of salt, finds study

Product reviews posted on shopping sites do not provide an accurate reflection of the actual benefit of the product, research suggests.

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County councillors fear the funding cut will place greater pressure on GPs and hospitals

Herts County Council to report £8.5m CCG social care cut to Secretary of State

Hertfordshire County Council is set to write to the Secretary of State outlining its 'dissatisfaction' at an £8.5m cut to adult social care from Herts Valleys CCG.
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Blood, S&M and vomit: what it’s really like to be an ambulance driver

The hours are long and stress levels are high.

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Britain’s dilemna: Nation faces a shortage of male strippers

Britain’s dilemna: Nation faces a shortage of male strippers

Never mind the skills shortage, the lettuce rationing, or reports of a black market in cabbages.

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Pharmacy cost-cutting figures “just don’t add up”

Pharmacy cost-cutting figures “just don’t add up”

The government have been told that their numbers simply don’t add up, as Hertfordshire braces itself for the impact of government spending cuts on pharmacies.

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Sweet-toothed coffee lovers have weekly calories of over three cans of Coke

Sweet-toothed coffee lovers have weekly calories of over three cans of Coke

Sweet toothed latte or flat white drinkers drink the same amount of calories as three-and-a half cans of Coke, nutritionists said.

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Night skin treatment recalled over glass danger fears

Batches of a skin treatment oil have been recalled following the discovery of glass in one batch.

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Hertfordshire OAPs not getting their free flu jabs

Hertfordshire OAPs not getting their free flu jabs

More than one in four over-65s in Herts still haven’t claimed their free flu jab this winter.

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West Herts Hospital Trust makes £1.8m from car parks

West Herts Hospital Trust makes £1.8m from car parks

West Herts Hospital Trust has raked in more than £1million in car parking charges within the last year.

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