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A&E waiting times in England hit worst level for 15 years

The percentage of patients treated or admitted within four hours fell to 84.4%, well short of the 95% target and almost a percentage point worse than a year ago. Only two major emergency departments in England hit the 95% target

Rising number of young knife victims a ‘major concern’ for doctors

Admissions for all injuries caused by assault with a knife or similar weapon have gone up by almost a third since 2012-13, from 3,849 to 4,986 last year

NHS promises longer GP appointments for sickest patients

A new five-year contract for general practice will see the NHS recruit up to 20,000 new staff in the next five years to support GPs, including physiotherapists, pharmacists and paramedics

A&E waiting time changes will have ‘near catastrophic’ impact on patient...

NHS England is currently reviewing its clinical targets including the requirement that 95% of all patients attending A&E are treated, admitted or discharged within four hours - considered the benchmark for hospitals for a decade

UK unveils plans to fight threat of ‘antibiotic apocalypse’

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is considered one of the greatest threats to human health, with predictions it could become a bigger killer than cancer if it not tackled with a global effort

New shipping routes needed for ‘no-deal’ Brexit medicine supplies

Danish company Novo Nordisk manufactures more than half the UK's insulin, the majority of which is imported through the port of Dover and the Channel Tunnel to about 500,000 patients