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NHS SOS round-up
- The number of NHS patients waiting more than the target 18 weeks for an operation has gone up by 100,000 since January. Luckily, the government has a solution: scrap the 18-week target.
- GPs' surgeries face fresh budget crises after NHS Property Services has threatened massive hikes to maintenance charges. Some could have to pay up to £100,000 more a year to the government-owned property group - headed by a former exec at privatised telecom firm BT.
- Welsh Labour has insisted hospitals make more cuts. Four health boards have a total shortfall of £146 million this year. The Welsh government has refused to bail them out, preferring to wield the Tory axe rather than stand up to Westminster.
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