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A traffic light system is set to be rolled out across England, which will allow GPs to offer patients quicker routes to treatments by indicating hospital capacity.
The Government has proposed to extend the 'right' to have a personal health budget to people with ongoing mental health needs, learning disabilities and autism, as well as those leaving the army.
Two-thirds of CCGs have predicted financial deficits, together amounting to £687m at the end of 2017/18.
Health bosses are targeting gold-standard programmes as ministers reduce funding, finds Alex Matthews-King
GP trainees are open to partnerships, but only as part of a more varied career, finds Jaimie Kaffash
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Impasse over new leases could be reaching breaking point, finds Alex Matthews-King
Policymakers are looking at annual reviews for patients on opioids. Eleanor Bird reports