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HealthHealth and Care
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Leading thinktank’s survey of financial directors finds two-thirds of all NHS trusts are forecasting deficits, even the most prestigious and well-run hospitals
Patients in England face poorer NHS and social care, including longer waiting times, because of the financial “black hole” that lo[...]
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It is simply untrue to say, “about 107,100 cases concerning violence against women and girls were prosecuted over the [past] 12 months”(Report, 25 June).Responsibility for this error, however, lies not with your staff but with the Crown Prosecution Service and its report, misleadingly entitled V[...]
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HealthChildren and ParentingGovernment Policy
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HealthEducationHealth and Care
17 hours ago
A campaign drawing attention to the 800,000 children in Europe whose families are torn apart by the penal system The motivation for the campaign led by Children of Prisoners Europe (Cope, a European network of charitable organisations and partners in prison or child-welfare related fields) is very s[...]
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Testimonies of former health secretaries reveal that while the details may have changed, the challenges of running the NHS remain largely the sameWhat do you learn from taking on the toughest job in government, secretary of state for health? At the Institute for Government three former secretaries [...]
PolicyHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment Policy
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Health and Care
22 hours ago
Whitehall can expect huge cuts in the emergency budget but there is scope for major efficiencies in procurement and shared servicesWith UK chancellor George Osborne so keen to balance the nation’s books, unprotected Whitehall departments can expect cuts of £13bn by 2020 in next week’s emer[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
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service agencies ... seeking a degree in social work. Hers is an encouraging story ...
Along with other SNN reporters, I wrote about the burden of poverty for Kent County public via News 
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