NHS group wins biggest health tender

Consortium beats Virgin Care and Care UK to win £800m contract

Focus on defence as best form of attack

The stratagem of stimulating the body’s immune system has found its moment

US tax inversion curbs hit pharma shares

Doubt cast on AbbVie’s £32bn takeover of UK’s Shire

Rite Aid cuts profit forecast

Shares fall 19 per cent after warning

NHS workers back strike action over pay

Up to 300,000 Unison members in line for first action in 32 years

Castro and Gates pledge aid for Ebola

Cuban leader and foundation unlikely allies in fight against virus

Heart attacks that strike during exercise

Strenuous workouts raise risk but regular gym trips help overall, writes Charles Wallace

Record $350m donation for Harvard

Gift from Hong Kong’s Chan family to support public health school

Big tax inverters ‘have $21bn offshore’

Medtronic, AbbVie and Applied Materials’ cash piles cited

Radical shake-up proposed to ringfence NHS

Commission proposes changes to prescription charges and pensioner benefits

Apple tightens rules for health apps

Developers face restrictions on use of personal data

Spire benefits from NHS sales

British hospital chain posts 10% rise in revenue

US hospital group accuses Chinese hackers

Group says 4.5m patient accounts compromised

Chinese hospitals targeted for takeovers

Demand for private healthcare opens way for foreign buyouts

WHO backs experimental Ebola drugs

Death toll from west African epidemic climbs to 1,013

NHS trust delays bidding to run hospital

Move ensures no contest held until after 2015 election

Nestlé: health check

Swiss food and drinks group is buying back its shares – but is likely to shop elsewhere soon

Pharma shares slide on ‘tax inversion’ fears

Review: Mental Illness at Work

A well-intentioned and practical guide to a stigmatised issue

£5.8bn of NHS work could go private

Slow rate of contract awards disappoints healthcare market

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