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Health service reforms will pave the way for NHS hospitals to earn up to half of their income from private work, it was reported today.

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NHS reforms causing chaos, says BMA

The Government's reforms of the NHS "continue to cause chaos" on the ground, doctors leaders said today.

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GPs may be warned over nurse registrations

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is considering writing to GPs to urge them to check their nurses' registrations after a woman was arrested for allegedly posing as a nurse.

Thousands of patients struck off by their GPs

Family doctors are adopting a zero-tolerance approach to patients who displease them by striking them off practice lists, in breach of NHS regulations.

NHS backs online consultations

Patients will be able to hold online consultations with doctors as part of plans to technologically revolutionise the health service, according to the medical director of the NHS.

'Disaster' looms over addiction to painkillers

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Patient, heal thyself: the new NHS mantra?

NHS patients who smoke or are obese are being told they must "heal themselves" before being granted access to surgery, in a dramatic extension of NHS rationing as doctors struggle to find £20 billion of savings over the next four years.

Leading article: Patients should come before finances

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Artists step out for InTRANSIT 2011

It's the tourist season, as London once again fills to capacity with crowds visiting landmarks. But InTRANSIT 2011, Kensington and Chelsea's annual festival of kinetic arts, is running a day of free, artist-led perambulations that instead of visiting existing landmarks aim to create new ones by the very act of walking.

Leading article: Prozac nation

That one in three women in Britain will take anti-depressant drugs at some point in her life is worrying but unsurprising. It confirms previous studies which show rising levels of prescription.

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