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PM announces in Birmingham his NHS commitments

David Cameron has used his first major speech since the Tory general election victory to renew his vow to boost NHS funding and create a "seven-day" service.

David Cameron in Birmingham outlining the government's plans for the NHS Credit: ITV News

Speaking at a GP surgery in Birmingham, he said: "During the election campaign, a lot of rubbish was talked about my plans. So first of all today, I just want the record straight loud and clear.

"They said that we would cut the NHS, we haven't and we won't. In fact we increased spending in real-terms every year in the last parliament and we'll increase it in real-terms every year in this parliament too rising to at least an extra £8bn a year by 2020".

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More recruitment for East Midlands Ambulance Service

EMAS want people to apply for their new vacancies Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

East Midlands Ambulance Service have 50 new frontline staff joining them this week but say a big recruitment drive is still underway.

Around 200 vacancies are on offer for Emergency Care Assistants and Trainee Technicians - with the services saying extra staff will help improve their performance.

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