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The Duke of Cambridge has launched a nationwide scheme to help military veterans and their families to work in the NHS.

Prince William has launched a nationwide scheme to help military veterans and their families to work in the NHS.

Around 50 health trusts have signed up for the scheme to help veterans, their spouse and dependents in their career transition.

Additional funding destined to ensure a financially sustainable NHS has been used to cope with current pressures.

Additional funding earmarked to ensure a financially sustainable NHS has been used instead to cope with current pressures.

In 2016-17, the NHS got an extra £1.8bn from the Sustainability and Transformation Fund that was used to ‘rebalance its finance’, a National Audit Office (NAO) report revealed.

Deficit forecast

The Government has appointed a minister for loneliness.

The Government has appointed a minister for loneliness.

Tracey Crouch (picture credit: Flickr/The Foreign and Commonwealth Office), sports and civil society minister, said that she’s ‘privileged to be taking forward the remarkable work done by Jo Cox, the Foundation and the Commission’.

Seven north east London Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have awarded the first joint contract for an integrated NHS 111 and clinical assessment service to London Ambulance Service.

Seven north east London Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have awarded the first joint contract for an integrated NHS 111 and clinical assessment service to London Ambulance Service.

Reduced waiting times

The new service means that patients won’t have to wait for hours in A&E departments to speak to a clinician.

Mental health (MH) funding gap between NHS acute hospitals and MH NHS providers has increased, a King’s Fund’s report has revealed.

Mental health (MH) funding gap between NHS acute hospitals and MH NHS providers has increased, a King’s Fund’s report has revealed.

Helen Gilburt, the report author and fellow in health policy at The King’s Fund, said that the NHS struggles to ‘deliver parity of esteem at the same time as it is under huge pressure to reduce deficits and improve performance in acute hospitals’.

Acute hospitals' pressure

Consultants have warned the Prime Minister of ‘patients dying in hospital corridors’.

Consultants have warned the Prime Minister of ‘patients dying in hospital corridors’.

In a letter addressed to Theresa May, 68 consultants in emergency departments described their concerns over ‘the current level of safety compromise’ within trusts.

‘Serious safety concerns’