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NHS litigation bill rises while claim number remains steady

Growing number of high value claims pushes provisions for claims identified up £6.4bn last year to a record £83.4bn

Homeless people report being unable to register with primary care

Some patients commit crimes to be sent to prison to access specialist dependency services

Wearing a hearing aid may help protect brain in later life

Study indicates that wearing hearing aids could boost aspects of memory and attention in healthy older people

Young adults with hypertension or hypercholesterolaemia have greater risk of heart disease in later life

The increased risk remains even if blood pressure and cholesterol levels are controlled later in life

Sick pay could be extended to low paid workers

Government plans to extend statutory sick pay to around two million employees, who currently do not qualify

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