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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

The NHS - reality returns after polling day

There seems to be a lull in political debate on the NHS. But there are likely to be turbulent times ahead.

1 May 2015

Hugh Pym

Health editor

Hugh Pym

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