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Campaigners react to news of fifth consultant resignation at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch

A fifth consultant has resigned from the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, a week after the health watchdog criticised patient safety at the Trust which runs it.

It follows the resignation of four consultants running the Accident and Emergency services earlier this year. At the time they cited pressure and changes to working practices, concerns the Trust said weren't shared by other colleagues.

Today the Trust confirmed the resignation saying "The consultant has offered to continue to treat patients and support the Trust and we are considering this."

Neil Stote is from the campaign group, Save the Alex.

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Stafford Hospital campaigner's fight to protect nurses

Ms Bailey founded the campaign group Cure The NHS after the death of her mother at Stafford Hospital. Credit: PA

One of the key figures in the fight for an inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust is in Westminster today.

Julie Bailey is demanding the Health Secretary reverses a decision to stop research into safe nursing levels.

The campaigner will personally hand a letter to Jeremy Hunt asking him to continue the study.

Ms Bailey founded the campaign group Cure The NHS after being appalled by the care she witnessed her mother receive at the hospital.

East Mids Ambulance still failing 999 response times

An East Midlands Ambulance in action in Nottingham Credit: ITV News Central

East Midlands Ambulance Service is still failing to reach its target of responding to 75-per cent of 999 calls within eight minutes.

Just over 70 percent of their vehicles reached their destination within the time limit in the last year.

A spokesperson for the service insists they are reaching more emergency calls within 8 minutes than in previous years.

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