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1 in 5 UK GPs trained abroad, Manchester study finds

A study by the Medical eResearch Centre at the University of Manchester has found 5% of UK GPs come from the EU, with a further 17% coming from elsewhere overseas

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Seven-day hospital policy does not diminish weekend mortality rates

The policy which requires up to £1.4 billion of NHS funding has been found to be ineffectual in decreasing weekend mortality rates, a new study has revealed

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Health Secretary announces more places for student nurses

Plans to tackle NHS staff shortages continue as Jeremy Hunt reveals plans to increase the number of nurses being trained and lifting the 1% pay cap on nurses in the workforce

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A chance to give homeless people administered healthcare

A new scheme is being set up in Greater Manchester to tackle homelessness

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Over half of UK students avoid the doctor when ill

A survey has found that the majority of students in the UK do not seek advice from their GP when they fall ill due to long waiting times and inconvenient appointments

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Mental Health First Aid course now available for students

The mental health support course is initiated as Andy Burnham tells The Mancunion “support often isn’t there for people in crisis moments”

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Fifth of Greater Manchester Police PCs run on Windows XP

The city’s police force also saw little risk in revealing this information in responding to the BBC’s Freedom of Information request

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Manchester University to mark NHS’s 70th birthday with exhibition and films

“The forthcoming NHS 70th anniversary is a perfect opportunity to celebrate its past and reflect on its present and future”, Project Director said

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Push Doctor launches grant for medical students

Students studying at UK universities can now apply for cash grants from the digital healthcare brand

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33,062 no-shows for NHS appointments

Central Manchester University Hospitals have seen over an estimated £3,570,696 lost to missed appointments in the past three months alone

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The life of a midwife

We look at the trials and tribulations of some of the hardest-working students in university

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The NHS needs a digital healthcare revolution

Artificial intelligence is just one of the ground-breaking technologies that could transform NHS healthcare