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NHS needs money, diabetes on the rise and the lack of postnatal depression planning

A round-up of the morning’s health news headlines on Monday 7 July.

Senior doctors have warned the public they will have to pay more for NHS or risk losing services. In a letter published in The Times this morning, doctors including RCGP chair Dr Maureen Baker called for an urgent all-party review of NHS funding.

Doctors diagnose 738 new cases of type-2 diabetes in the UK every day, the Daily Mail reports, with the Diabetes UK charity warning that unless the tide was stemmed the consequences would be disastrous.

Mothers with postnatal depression are ‘failed’ by the NHS, reports the Telegraph, as only 3% of CCGs provide dedicated care for the condition. The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) said 97% had ‘no mental health strategy for new mothers’ and 60% did not have plans to put one in place.

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