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How many staff does the NHS need?

Increasing the number of staff in the NHS has been a major theme of the election. But does the health service really need all these doctors, nurses and midwives?

1 May 2015

Nick Triggle

Health correspondent

Nick Triggle

Europe's first non-beating heart transplant

Surgeons in Cambridgeshire perform the first heart transplant in Europe using a non-beating heart.

26 March 2015

Fergus Walsh

Medical correspondent

Fergus Walsh

Is the NHS lagging behind other health systems?

As the campaign debate on the state of the NHS in England reaches fever pitch, there is an interesting perspective on how the health service compares with systems in other economies.

5 May 2015

Hugh Pym

Health editor

Hugh Pym

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