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Another week and another round of Prime Minister's Questions with very few answers. Yet although the reasons for Cameron and Miliband's mutual mocking changes, look a little closer and you will notice there is always one constant.

Care and support for elderly people touches the lives of 10 million people

Affordable old age: U-turn on money for elderly care

Government revives plans to limit individual cost of care to £35,000, despite Treasury concerns

Flu vaccine for all children – but parents suffer adverse reaction

It didn't take long for the naysayers to react. "Don't poison your children," tweeted one mother in response to the Government's announcement yesterday that all children aged from two to 17 would be offered the flu vaccine.

Andrew Lansley reopens talks with doctors

The Health Secretary has reopened talks with doctors following their industrial action over the Government's controversial pension reforms.

Elderly care cap could be set at £100,000

The coalition was today accused of “ducking” crucial elderly care funding reforms as ministers delayed taking a final decision on capping care costs but indicated the limit could be set as high as £100,000.

Pay when you die: Pensioners told loans to cover care will stop them having to sell homes

Relatively low interest rates are likely, with the "loans" covering the fees recouped when the home is eventually sold or when the person dies

Decision delay on elderly care funding

Decisions on how to fund long-term care for the elderly will not be taken for up to two years, the Government admitted, amid Labour accusations that it had abandoned cross-party talks.

Newly elected leader of BMA seeks urgent talks with health minister over strike threat

The newly elected leader of the British Medical Association is seeking urgent talks with the Government after doctors unanimously voted for further industrial action if pension negotiations are not re-opened.

New BMA chairman revealed

A consultant anaesthetist has been named as the new chairman of council at the British Medical Association (BMA).

Administrator to cut services after takeover of ailing South London Healthcare Trust

An NHS hospital trust which is losing more than £1m a week is set to be taken over by a Government appointed administrator with the power to sack staff and cut services as part of a radical restructuring programme.

The BMA claims the reforms will see doctors working longer and getting a smaller pension

Doctor, doctor: why is my GP going on strike? Because a £53,000-a-year pension deal isn't enough...

Government vows to stand firm as doctors vote for pension strikes

The BMA claims the reforms will see doctors working longer and getting a smaller pension

NHS faces 'distress and disruption' after doctors vote for pension strike on pensions strike

Patients have been warned to expect delays in treatment and disruption in hospitals as Britain's doctors voted to go on strike for the first time in nearly 40 years.

Veto of NHS report angers Information Commissioner Christopher Graham

Blocking the publication of a document on the risks of NHS reforms is a sign that ministers want to downgrade Freedom of Information laws, a watchdog has warned.

Andrew Lansley received a stony and at times hostile response at the Royal College of Nursing’s conference yesterday

Andrew Lansley jeered as angry nurses attack cuts to frontline NHS staff

Health Secretary given rough ride at RCN conference as Labour tries to take advantage

NHS reform risk report to remain secret

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley vetoed the publication of a confidential risk assessment of the Government's contentious NHS reforms today.

About 80 per cent of alcohol consumed is now bought from shops

Introducing minimum alcohol price of 40p per unit would save 1,000 lives each year

Raising the price of ultra-cheap lager, gin and vodka will save more than 1,000 lives each year, according to new research today.

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