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GP referrals - BBC
Some patients wait far longer than others for referrals to hospital, an independent inquiry into the quality of GP practices in England has found.
GP referral time 'variations' revealed by King's Fund

Prescriptions - Daily Telegraph
The details of prescriptions dispensed by individual GP practices could be published for the first time under Budget proposals, despite fears it would breach confidentiality and only benefit drug companies.
NHS could publish prescription details for every GP practice


Skin cancer - Sky News
A drug discovered with the help of tadpoles could prevent the spread of the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Skin Cancer Breakthrough After Tadpole Tests


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