ec9l9A - NHS to fund baby Oliver's US heart operation General 

NHS to fund baby Oliver's US heart operation

NHS to fund baby Oliver’s US heart operation The family of a baby boy who have been fundraising for him to have life-saving heart surgery in the US has been told the NHS will now fund his treatment. Doctors in Boston have agreed to operate on Oliver Cameron, who was born with a rare heart tumour, after his first birthday in January. Earlier, his parents warned time was running out to raise the £150,000 needed for his treatment. The NHS said it would pay because the procedure was not available…

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c22G8K - Medical school places to increase next year General 

Medical school places to increase next year

Medical school places to increase next year An extra 500 medical school places in England have been confirmed for next year by the government. The Department of Health announced in October it planned to add up to 1,500 more places each year – a boost of 25% on current student doctor numbers – and says it will hit that target by 2020. It is part of a plan to use UK-trained doctors to ease NHS staffing pressures. But the British Medical Association says the plan will not address the immediate…

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