The cash-strapped NHS is facing concerns that it can ill-afford the structural upheaval generated by enactment of the coalition government’s controversial health and social care bill

Fresh Scottish devolution may be limited

Not much scope for big new powers for Holyrood


Time for a serious debate about co-payment and the NHS
Reforms must reward compassion, and punish its absence

NHS workers back strike action over pay

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

Dame Barbara Stocking, former chief executive of Oxfam, in the garden of Murray Edwards College at Cambridge University
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At work with ... Barbara Stocking

The president of Murray Edwards College helps bright grads navigate the start of their careers

NHS head backs workplace health plans

Simon Stevens looks to ease pressure on health service

Nice urges review of new drug adoption

Regulator wants broad debate on access to new medicines

MPs vow to maintain Scots funding formula

Pledge on funding is likely to upset many in Westminster

Performance the key to NHS - not devolution

Competition has little effect in distinguishing two healthcare systems

How a Yes would make enemies

Victory for independence campaign would leave winners with little to celebrate and much to worry about

Brown on one-man mission to turn tide

Former PM close to tears as he helps No campaign

Cost of mental illness rising in Britain

Working days lost to stress, depression and anxiety up 24% to 70m

Radical shake-up proposed to ringfence NHS

Commission proposes changes to prescription charges and pensioner benefits

Scottish No camp’s new ploy: PM is doomed

Senior Tory says Cameron unlikely to be in office long

NHS hospitals struggle to lure private patients

Sums earned by hospitals barely rises despite reforms

Salmond still claims to be underdog

Tactics over NHS in Scotland seen as masterstroke

Boy’s case casts light on UK health policy

Funding gap threatens availability of life-extending drugs and therapies

Cameron faces pressure from eurosceptics

Up to 100 rebels said to support EU exit

Promises will not resolve NHS funding crux

Rapidly rising cost of free universal care undermines short-term fixes

Miliband considers health tax for manifesto

Focus on eyecatching promise taps voter concern over NHS

Spire benefits from NHS sales

British hospital chain posts 10% rise in revenue

NHS to shake up appraisal of cancer drugs

Pressure on pharma companies to cut prices

Three big questions for Scotland

The FT evaluates the position of both camps on currency, the NHS and oil

Salmond falls far short on certainty

His campaign remains clouded by confusion and doubt

Genetics pave way for dearer drugs

Pharmaceutical companies seek return on investment

Drug cost watchdog chief urges honesty

NHS never able to afford every drug, says Dillon

Whitehall farce on digital display

eBorders debacle exposes UK weakness for big IT projects

Salmond focuses on NHS in run up to poll

Watchdog backs costly hepatitis C drug

Move by Nice stirs debate over rising price of new medicines

Hospitals urged to improve scan data

Panel calls for more information on radiation doses

Underperforming GP practices face closure

Rating system will grade them from ‘outstanding’ to ‘inadequate’

Roche clashes with Nice on cancer drug

UK watchdog bites back in pricing row with Swiss pharma company

Cameron picks businesswomen for Lords

List of peers prompts accusations of cronyism

NHS trust delays bidding to run hospital

Move ensures no contest held until after 2015 election

£250m funding to tackle NHS waiting lists

Government action comes after waiting numbers reach six-year high

DNA project given £300m investment boost

UK aims to be world leader in medical genetic research

Drug pricing: Bitter pill

A hepatitis cure is prompting an alarming debate for the industry

Hammond holds emergency meeting on Ebola

£5.8bn of NHS work could go private

Slow rate of contract awards disappoints healthcare market

More NHS trusts suffer financial ailments

Number reported for irregularities soars in past year

Public access to files points the way to securing trust

Concern over privacy is a hurdle that can be overcome

Unions to ballot NHS staff over strike