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MP Mary Glindon seen at Greggs, Wallsend-pasty tax story.

Banning drug is wrong choice

A vital drug could be banned for use in the NHS and that would be devastating for about 1,000 people with the rare disease of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

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Extension to key diabetes service

NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has announced that its EMPOWER education programme is being made available to patients who have previously been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

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Delays can hold up patient discharge or transfers.

Transfer delays hold up beds

On an average day at the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, four beds are occupied by patients who no longer need to stay in hospital, according to figures from NHS England.

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