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Fuel crisis leading to cancellations of NHS cancer appointments

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The postponement of NHS appointments for some cancer patients because of the fuel crisis will heap additional pressure on patients and their families, charities have warned. The Guardian learned that several cancer pa...

Government pick for appointments watchdog questioned over past writings

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The government’s preferred candidate for the sensitive role of public appointments watchdog has told MPs he would not write “polemical” articles in the post as he was questioned over past writings which accused Labour...

GPs in England threaten industrial action over in-person appointments

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GPs in England are threatening industrial action in protest at the government’s attempt to force them to see any patient who wants a face-to-face appointment. The British Medical Association’s GPs committee voted unan...

Hairdressers in England face ‘stampede’ for post-lockdown appointments

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There has inevitably, noted Josh Wood, the hair colour expert and founder of a leading west London salon, been “a stampede beyond belief” for appointments. More than three months after Britain entered another strict l...

Jobseeker asked to choose between work and job agency appointments under Workforce Australia system

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To go to work, or to attend an appointment to “find” work – that’s the question one worker is asking himself under the federal government’s new Workforce Australia employment services system. The 62-year-old is the la...

Martin Rowson: sordid appointments – cartoon

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NHS England plans dental ‘treatment blitz’ to tackle appointments backlog

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Hundreds of thousands of dental patients in England are to be offered weekend and evening appointments under NHS plans to tackle the backlog exacerbated by the pandemic. More than 350,000 extra dental appointments are...

People in England ‘face three-year waits for dentist appointments’

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People are being told to wait until 2024 for dentist appointments while others are being removed from their practice lists for not making appointments sooner, according to a damning report into the state of dentistry....

Plan to scrap tens of millions of NHS appointments ‘could put patients at risk’

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Plans to scrap tens of millions of “unnecessary” hospital follow-up appointments could put patients at risk and add to the overload at GP surgeries, NHS leaders and doctors are warning. Health service leaders in Engla...

Push for parliament’s privileges committee to probe Scott Morrison over ministerial appointments

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There is a growing push for Scott Morrison to be investigated by parliament’s powerful privileges committee over his decision to secretly appoint himself to five additional ministerial portfolios. The Greens’ legal af...

Stakes high for both sides as dispute over GP appointments deepens

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Talking to MPs recently, an effusive Sajid Javid lauded the vital role paid by “our fantastic GPs”. But his warm words are unlikely to have persuaded many of England’s family doctors that the new health secretary was ...

The Guardian view on public appointments: more Tory abuse

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It is nothing new for ministers to look kindly upon political allies when making appointments to public positions – a group of roles that encompasses everything from the children’s commissioner for England to the chai...