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Around The House: deciding how treatments are prescribed

The new head of the NHS began his task with a visit to the north this week.

Our political programme Around The House looked at one of the most sensitive subjects facing the health service: how to decide on the prescribing of treatments, while ensuring the best use of resources.

Helen Ford and a panel of MPs discussed the proposed guidelines, which have just gone out to consultation:

The next edition of Around The House is on Thursday 15th May.


Around The House: Tonight at 11:40pm

Topical debate from Westminster Credit: ITV News Border

In tonight's Around The House, we mark Cumbria's 40th anniversary. The county was formed in April 1974, with the twinning of Cumberland and Westmorland with parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire.

Four decades on, we ask what Cumbria means to the local peer and former MEP Lord Inglewood, and the West Cumbrian MP Jamie Reed.

We will also debate the Chancellor's pledge to work for full employment and explore the implications of radical changes to pensions.

Join Helen Ford and her guests tonight at 11:40pm on ITV Border.

Cumbria 40th anniversary: MP Jamie Reed says the county "might not make 50."

Tonight's political programme from Westminster marks the 40th anniversary of the local government re-organisation that brought to an end the historic counties of Cumberland and Westmorland.

Helen Ford asks Copeland MP Jamie Reed what the future holds, and whether the old county names could have had the same pulling power for tourism:

You can see the full interview on Around The House tonight, Thursday 3 April, at 11.40pm on ITV.


Harriet Harman takes to the ice

Labour's Deputy Leader Harriet Harman has taken to the ice at the new Ice Skating Rink at Bitts Park.

Ms Harman has taken to the new ice rink in Bitts Park Credit: ITV News Border

The Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has also visited the Old Fire Station before work begins on a new £1 million art venue.

The Deputy Labour Leader has been at the Old Fire Station Credit: ITV News Border

Harriet Harman arrives in Carlisle

Labour's Deputy Leader Harriet Harman has arrived in Carlisle.

Harriet Harman has arrived in Carlisle Credit: ITV News Border

She is also the Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

She's been invited by prospective parliamentary candidate Lee Sherriff Credit: ITV News Border

Her trip will see her visit the Old Fire Station and the new Ice Skating Rink at Bitts Park.

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