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Government report recommends breaking some tablets in half amid drug shortagesSubscription

18 Nov 2019 By Eleanor Philpotts

A document leaked from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has revealed that the NHS’ shortage of 86 drugs might entail some medications being split in half.

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GPs asked to spread out pneumococcal vaccine over year due to shortagesSubscription

08 Nov 2019 By Emma Wilkinson

Shortages of pneumococcal vaccine mean that GPs will be unable to offer it alongside flu vaccine in some groups of patients. 

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England misses targets for almost all preschool vaccines in 2018/19, new report findsSubscription

25 Oct 2019 By

A new report by the National Audit Office found that NHS England missed vaccination targets for nearly all preschool vaccines in 2018/19.

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​Drop in coverage for all childhood vaccinations in the last year, official figures showSubscription

26 Sep 2019 By

Rates of coverage for all 13 childhood vaccinations in England have fallen in the last year, according to new figures released by NHS Digital.

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Measles admissions increase by two-thirds in the last year, figures showSubscription

19 Sep 2019 By

The number of hospital admissions for measles has increased by just over 66% in the past year, new figures released by NHS Digital have shown.

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