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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

A whistleblower has told an MP that 20 people died ‘in incidents when ambulances arrived late’.

A whistleblower has told an MP that 20 people died ‘in incidents when ambulances arrived late’.

Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday (17 January), Labour MP Clive Lewis said that the issue about the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) 'was brought to him by a whistleblower’.

‘Critically overstretched’

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’.

NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) saw an opportunity to reduce pressure on vital NHS services, such as Accident and Emergency (A&E) through the English professional rugby league club Widnes Vikings.

NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) saw an opportunity to reduce pressure on vital NHS services, such as Accident and Emergency (A&E), through the English professional rugby league club the Widnes Vikings.

The problem

The average waiting time at a local A&E department is around four hours. In Halton’s urgent care services, people are treated in less than one hour.

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.