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video 19 October 2014 UK

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Community pharmacies 'could save 1bn' for NHS - video

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society says community pharmacies could save 18 million GP consultations a year, and 600,000 visits to A&E. So why have England and Wales been so slow to push the idea?

post 17 October 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog A dismal response to Ebola's global spread

The rest of the world seems unenthusiastic in helping tackle Ebola, even now that the outbreak has spread and spread beyond the shores of Africa.

article 16 October 2014 UK
Female genital mutilation
Hundreds of new FGM cases - but still no convictions

Never before published figures reveal the scale of female genital mutilation in England, with the number of women currently being treated by the NHS approaching 2,000.

article 15 October 2014 UK
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Should we ban smoking in all public parks?

A London health report recommends banning smoking in parks. Is this a logical next step in the campaign to stop smoking, or an unjustified attack on personal freedom?

video 14 October 2014 World, Sierra Leone

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Inside British Ebola ship heading to Sierra Leone - video

A medical ship, is being loaded with supplies and will depart for Sierra Leone on Friday as part of Britain's bid to halt the Ebola outbreak.

video 14 October 2014 World

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Ebola threat: 'We must keep Britain safe' - video

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon tells Channel 4 News that if Ebola is not brought under control in west Africa, it will "spread to Europe and also spread to Britain".

post 13 October 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog 'We've been carrying the NHS and now this'

The NHS is facing its worst financial crisis in a decade and any extra demands would require finding savings from elsewhere. Many managers are saying those "elsewheres" do not exist.

article 11 October 2014 UK
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What a 'national exercise' to tackle Ebola looks like

Eight hours, volunteer actors in Newcastle and Hillingdon, a shopping centre, several ministers and wardrobes full of protective clothing - a test-run of how the UK would cope with an Ebola case.

video 10 October 2014

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Inside Porton Down Ebola laboratory - video

"This is where they handle live Ebola virus" - Channel 4 News Science Editor Tom Clarke visits a high-level virus containment lab at Porton Down.