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Former health minister attacks new junior doctor contract, the £2bn cover-up and nurses to pay tuition fees

A round up of the morning’s health news headlines

The Guardian reports that senior Government ministers have buried NHS stats that show that the health service is hurtling towards an unprecedented £2bn deficit to avoid overshadowing the Tory party conference, according to top NHS officials.

Elsewhere, the former Conservative health minister Dr Dan Poulter has attacked the Government’s proposed new contract for junior doctors, saying it could 'compromise patient safety, reports the Independent.

Meanwhile, according to the Telegraph student nurses and midwives could be forced to pay their tuition fees and living costs under new proposals being considered by the Treasury. 


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