Health Headlines: £188 an hour for GPs, NICE powers cut, Tamiflu advice

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GPs paid £188 an hour - Daily Express

A PCT in Leicester will pay practices £188 an hour to open with one doctor over the Christmas break amid concern over rates of flu. GPs to get £188 an hour over Christmas

 

NICE powers cut - Daily Mail

Health watchdog NICE has been ordered to halt work on a raft of guidance documents. NICE stripped of powers to act as nation's lifestyle nanny

 

Tamiflu advice for GPs - Daily Telegraph

Doctors have been urged to hand out Tamiflu to otherwise healthy patients with flu after rise in patients admitted to hospital. NHS Direct 'under growing strain' as doctors told to give Tamiflu to low-risk patients

 

Light bulb warning- Daily Mail

Energy-saving light bulbs can release harmful amounts of mercury if broken, researchers warn. Eco-bulbs a health hazard for babies and pregnant women

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