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Government proposals to end gluten-free prescribing could save NHS over £25m a year

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The Department of Health is today (31st March 2017) launching a consultation seeking views on the prescribing of gluten-free foods, in a bid to save the NHS millions each year. This follows on from NHS England’s announcement this week of …

Patients not eligible for free NHS care to be charged up-front for non-urgent treatment

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New regulations requiring all hospitals to check upfront whether patients are eligible for free NHS treatment will be in place within months under plans to recover the cost of health treatments provided to patients not ordinarily resident in the UK.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt Announces Strengthened Suicide Prevention Strategy

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More mental health professionals will be posted in accident and emergency departments as part of new Government plans to reduce deaths through suicide. A £247 million investment in mental health liaison services will see trained psychiatrists and counsellors made available …