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NHS staffing fears across eastern region over EU nationals leaving after Brexit vote

A Cambridgeshire Doctor says he's concerned that increasing numbers of EU nationals are leaving NHS hospitals since the Brexit vote.

New figures also show that fewer doctors and nurses are joining to replace them.

The news comes just days after the Care Quality Commission said the NHS faces a "precarious" future due to rising vacancy rates.

Watch the report below by ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

Hertfordshire hospital trust thought to be target of NHS cyber attack

The NHS is investigating an Credit: Press Association Images.

Lister Hospital is thought to have been affected by a major cyber attack on the NHS.

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is believed to be among a number of hospital trusts and GP groups around England that have reported problems.

The suspected attack is thought to have affected phone lines with some sites urging people not to go to A&E while they try to deal with the issue.

Lister Hospital in Stevenage. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

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Warning that funding cuts could close small pharmacies

NHS funding for community pharmacies will be cut by £113 million in December. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Pharmacists are warning that government funding cuts could mean some smaller outlets are forced to close while others will have to cut back on their services.

From 1 December NHS funding for community pharmacies will be cut by £113 million, meaning they'll lose 12% of their budget.

In April 2017, it'll be cut by a further £208 million - a further 3.4% cut for pharmacies.

Pharmacists say the cuts will mean closure for some chemists but the Department for Health say the plans are designed to reward the best pharmacies.

Department for Health say the plans are designed to reward the best pharmacies. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"These vital reforms will protect access for payments, properly reward quality for the first time and far better integrate care with GP and other services.

"This is what the NHS needs, what patients expect and I believe what the vast majority of community pharmacists are keen to deliver."

– DAVID MOWAT MP, HEALTH MINISTER

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Chloe Keedy

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