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BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 10 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6826

New political voice is launched to save NHS in England: A new political party called National Health Action ( officially launched this week and is calling for people from all backgrounds to join in its mission to oppose the Health and Social Care Act, which it believes is wrecking the NHS in England. It plans to put up around 50 candidates in carefully chosen general election constituencies and will urge the Labour party to repeal the act. It also intends to field candidates in local council elections.

More English patients to get targeted radiotherapy for cancer: The UK government is adding £15m (€19m; $24m) to England’s cancer radiotherapy innovation fund by April 2013 to speed up the delivery of intensity modulated radiotherapy. Nearly 8000 more cancer …

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