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Long waits ‘leave mental health patients in limbo’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Patients with mental health problems are being left in limbo on “hidden” waiting lists by England’s NHS talking therapy service, the BBC can reveal. The service – called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies – provides therapy, such as counselling, to adults with conditions like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder […]

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General Election 2019: Don’t politicise health service – NHS boss

Media playback is unsupported on your device Parties should not use the NHS as “a political weapon” in the election campaign, health service bosses say. NHS Providers chief Chris Hopson said “over-dramatising NHS difficulties” or making “disingenuous” funding claims did the service “no favours”. Both the Tories and Labour are vowing to spend billions to […]

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Health bosses’ ‘serious concerns’ over homeopathy

Health bosses have expressed “serious concerns” over the possible re-accreditation of the UK’s largest group of registered homeopaths. In a letter to the Professional Standards Authority, they said it gives “a false impression” to the public that their treatments are “clinically and scientifically established”. Homeopathy should not be recommended to the public, health chiefs say. […]