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NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

GP numbers are heading for a ‘cliff edge’ as almost 40 per cent approach retirement in the next few years, it has been warned.

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Now Corby and East Northants MP Tom Pursglove said he will raise the matter with county health bosses

MP to raise NHS funding with Northants health bosses

A Northamptonshire MP says he will be talking to health bosses about the concerns raised by our series of NHS reports.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Health service must not rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’

The NHS must not be forced to rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’ as vacancies of fully-qualified staff mount and trainees on cheaper and quicker courses are brought in, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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Northamptonshire is a test bed for new nursing assistants - but a national organisation says the new positions should not be used to reduce nurses.

Great NHS Gamble: Northampton trial scheme cannot become excuse for ‘nursing on the cheap’

Northamptonshire’s NHS may soon be forced to rely on “nursing on the cheap” as vacancies of qualified staff mount and trainees on cheaper and quicker courses are hired, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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The current main entrance to KGH opposite Simply Gym in Rothwell Road is to become an ambulance only red route from February 20

Two days of roadworks to change entrance to KGH

The main road entrance to Kettering General Hospital is permanently changing from Monday, February 20, as part of plans to improve car parking and traffic flow.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

Forget “Physician Heal Thyself”, plans to shake up health services and save the NHS millions seem to hinge on patients either not getting ill in the first place or looking after themselves with an increased use of technology.

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Random acts of kindness are being celebrated at KGH throughout this week

Chocolates and cards given out during celebration of random acts of kindness at KGH

The many acts of kindness which staff at Kettering General Hospital (KGH) perform every day is the theme for celebrations at the hospital this week.

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KGH predicting deficit of £25m by end of financial year

Kettering General Hospital says it expects to be £25.1m in debt by the end of March.

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NHS IN CRISIS: The changing face of maternity

NHS IN CRISIS: The changing face of maternity

Greater numbers of women giving birth later in life, an ageing midwife profile and a nationwide shortage of the profession is putting unprecedented pressure on maternity services.

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At NGH- 10 per cent of all A&E patients waited more than four hours, figures from 2016 show.

Great NHS Gamble: Consultants handed £720,000 to draw up Northamptonshire’s jargon-riddled NHs plans

Private consultancy firms were given £720,000 to draw up vague cost-cutting plans for the NHS in Northamptonshire, an investigation has revealed.

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The full list of the 24 A&E units marked for closure

The full list of the 24 A&E units marked for closure

Dozens of accident and emergency units are facing closure or being downgraded in a far-reaching overhaul of urgent care which senior doctors warn would have “disastrous” consequences for the NHS.

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Management changes at KGH as interim chief executive appointed

Kettering General Hospital has announced two interim management appointments.

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The Great NHS Gamble - what have we investigated and why?

Former Chancellor Nigel Lawson asserted that the National Health Service was as “the closest thing the English people have to a religion”.

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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The full list of the 19 hospitals facing closure

The full list of the 19 hospitals facing closure

These are the 19 hospitals, including five major acute hospitals, that are marked for closure as the NHS faces its biggest shake up in a generation to plug a £22bn black hole in funding, according to an investigation by this newspaper.

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The Johnston Press Investigations Unit has trawled through all 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans to build up a picture of the nation's health service in five years' time.

The Great NHS Gamble: Northamptonshire will see funding drop by £328 per head over next five years

People in Northamptonshire will see their healthcare spending drop by £328 per head in the next five years as part of the biggest NHS shake up in a generation.

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Plans to shake up the way the NHS is delivered in Northamptonshire were drawn up by "stealth" according to a national campaign group.

Northamptonshire’s five-year NHS ‘vision’ was ‘drawn up by stealth’, claims campaign group

Plans to shake up the NHS in Northamptonshire and cut funding by £328 per person were put in place “by stealth” according to a national campaign group - and could face a legal challenge.

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Customer reviews of weight loss products should be taken with pinch of salt, finds study

Customer reviews of weight loss products should be taken with pinch of salt, finds study

Product reviews posted on shopping sites do not provide an accurate reflection of the actual benefit of the product, research suggests.

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David Kelly and his daughter Julia in February 2014

Great Doddington charity continues to make a difference for people living with chronic pain

A charity which supports people with chronic pain is hoping to continue making a difference as it approaches its fifth year.

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