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BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5307 (Published 06 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5307

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Oxford University Hospitals gains foundation trust status: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the largest teaching trusts with acute care services, has been authorised by Monitor to become a foundation trust, effective from 1 October 2015. The healthcare regulator has specifically asked the trust to continue cutting patient waiting times in its emergency services and for cancer care. The trust runs four hospitals in and around Oxford.

TB incidence in people born abroad continues to fall in England: A total of 6520 cases of tuberculosis were notified in England in 2014, down from 7257 in 2013, shows a report from Public Health England.1 The latest figures give an incidence of 12.0 cases per 100 000 people in England, down from the 2011 peak of 15.6 per 100 000. The decrease is mainly due to fewer cases in the non-UK born population, which accounts for nearly three quarters of all cases in England.

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