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County puts block on health plan for Horton

County councillors have today refused to back the plan that would see the downgrading of the Horton General Hospital.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Parent guide to everything you need to know about highly infectious bug in schools

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

Many of the plans to shake up services in the NHS and change the way of working talk about having specialised services - but campaigners fear this may mean patients travelling further to fewer hospitals.

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

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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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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‘Impossible dream’ moves step closer for Brackley

‘Impossible dream’ moves step closer for Brackley

A replacement for Brackley’s Cottage Hospital moved a step closer this month after a full planning application for a new medical centre was submitted to South Northamptonshire Council (SNC).

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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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House price threat in Horton downgrade

House price threat in Horton downgrade

The head of of one of Britain’s leading online estate agents has warned of a property price drop if hospital services are taken away from Banbury.

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The Great NHS Gamble - what have we investigated and why?

Former Chancellor Nigel Lawson asserted that the National Health Service was as “the closest thing the English people have to a religion”.

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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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The full list of the 19 hospitals facing closure

The full list of the 19 hospitals facing closure

These are the 19 hospitals, including five major acute hospitals, that are marked for closure as the NHS faces its biggest shake up in a generation to plug a £22bn black hole in funding, according to an investigation by this newspaper.

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Northampton General Hospital where some Brackley area patients may have to access care

Brackley is being ‘sidelined’ in Horton consultation

A Brackley man has called on Oxfordshire’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee to ensure a single consultation is ordered for Horton downgrading plans.

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Keith Strangwood, chairman of the Keep the Horton General Campaign

‘Doing nothing’ could lead to deficit of nearly £500 million

Chairman of Keep the Horton General Keith Strangwood said there had been a change of tone from the CCG in relation to cuts to health services in the county.

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Stop health consultation urges campaign group

Campaigners have demanded public consultation into the downgrade of the Horton Hospital is halted.

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Trust slammed for holding meeting in working hours

Health chiefs in Oxfordshire have been criticised for how the consultation on changes to NHS services in the county has been run.

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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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