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Friday five: our round up of the health news stories this week

This week breast cancer, gene editing and doctors leaving the NHS have dominated the news. The NHS have approved two new ‘breakthrough’ breast cancer drugs Palbociclib and robociclib have been approved by NICE to be prescribed to women with previously untreatable breast cancer. The two drugs are seen as ‘breakthrough’, and they have been shown…

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Friday five: our round-up of the five top health stories this week

This week NHS funding, smartphone GP appointments and genetically modified skin have dominated the news. Simon Stevens demands £350m a week NHS funding promised to Brexit voters NHS Chief Executive, Simon Stevens addressed the NHS Providers conference earlier this week and called for the funding promised to voters in the Brexit campaign to be delivered…

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Friday five: our round-up of the five top health stories this week

This week Fraud in the NHS, legal battles and nurse numbers have dominated the news. ‘Despicable’ fraud costs the NHS £1bn a year Analysis from the NHS Counter Fraud Authority details how fraud is costing the NHS an estimated £1.25bn each year, approximately 1% of its annual budget. The two biggest areas of fraud are…

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Friday five: our round-up of the five top health stories this week

This week the ‘airbnb for care’, mental health and blood thinners have dominated the news. NHS considering Airbnb model for social care CareRooms, a new online platform, is being considered by the NHS as an alternative to social care. Willing hosts with a spare bedroom can earn money through the model for hosting patients needing…