Health Headlines: Bowel cancer, Off-label prescribing, NHS reform crisis

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Bowel cancer - The Daily Mail
As GP reports, NHS bowel cancer tests for 55- to 59-year-olds have been backed by screening experts. Five-minute bowel cancer screening for over-55s 'could save thousands'

Off-label prescribing - The Daily Telegraph
GMC backs prescribing of unlicensed medicines where appropriate.
Doctors could be allowed to prescribe cheap drugs

GP
's coverage of the details of the gudiance is here.

NHS reform crisis - Guardian
Doubts have emerged over the government's NHS listening exercise after a DoH memo emerged that set out parts of the Health Bill that would not be changed.
NHS 'listening exercise' thrown into doubt

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