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Chemotherapy from your GP: Cancer sufferers to undergo treatment at family doctors – as Osborne announces ANOTHER £1bn cash boost for health service

Doctors surgeries will be upgraded using a new £1 billion fund paid for by bank fines, George Osborne announced today. The Chancellor said the cash would pay for a ‘permanent improvement in GP services’ and comes on top of an extra £2 billion injection into the NHS budget set to be formally announced on Wednesday. The funding will allow patients to undergo chemotherapy and dialysis closer to home.  The announcement, ahead of Wednesday’s Autumn Statement by the Chancellor, is designed to blunt Labour’s electoral advantage on the NHS. But Labour’s shadow chancellor Ed Balls this morning promised to spend an extra £2.5billion on top of the Government’s £3 billion cash injection. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show this morning Mr Osborne insisted that increasing funding for the NHS was only possible because the economy was growing. He said: ‘Because we have a strong economy and we’ve got the public finances under control, we can afford to put £2 billion into the front-line of the NHS, across the UK.’

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‘I HAVEN’T decided to die’, says Lynda Bellingham, as she urges others to talk about ‘unsexy’ diseases like bowel cancer

Lynda Bellingham gives her first TV interview about coming to terms with her terminal cancer diagnosis, and how she hopes her story will help others in the same situation.

Lynda Bellingham says she has not ‘chosen to die’, despite the fact she plans to stop having chemotherapy for bowel cancer.  The 66-year-old actress has spoken at length in the past fortnight about her diagnosis and treatment, since announcing her condition was terminal. Today she said she had taken the decision about chemotherapy while at her wit’s end with the pain and side effects of the treatment – and had wanted to get some control back over her life.

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“BREAKING NEWS: 20th October: Actress Lynda Bellingham died in her husband’s arms yesterday after losing battle with cancer”

She was such an inspiration to so many suffering from Cancer. RIP Lynda



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