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

Children’s genes used to diagnose disease

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Researchers say testing is effective, and affordable for NHS


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

The Cancer Drugs Fund is a costly mistake

Labour compounds error in backing treatment with marginal benefit

Systems grapple with information deluge

How to harness resources to patients’ advantage is one of the sector’s big challenges


Britons must travel for an English lesson

Why Anglophones should learn about literacy from Australia

Third of NHS contracts go to private sector

BMJ study will fuel debate over role of private providers in UK

Tobacco groups attack proposed levy

Chancellor says industry should contribute more

Autumn Statement – the winners and losers

Those buying a home under £937,500 will pay less stamp duty


Osborne targets £15bn Whitehall savings

Centralisation and outsourcing key elements of plan

NHS chiefs warn on deteriorating finances

Cost of extra agency staff adds to stresses

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, makes his keynote speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.
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Osborne unveils ‘good news’ roads plan

All of A303 route to southwest to be made a dual carriageway

Osborne attempts to check Labour on NHS

Experts say new money will not guarantee health service’s future

Osborne to pledge £2bn extra NHS funding

Chancellor promises ‘no unfunded giveaways’

Rabbits for chancellor’s hat

Osborne could reform stamp duty and scrap inheritance tax

Pricey kidney drug set for green light

Medicine to cost NHS about £58m in first year for 200 patients

Quantum raises £106.1m ahead of Aim IPO

Medicines maker set to start trading on December 11

NHS trust woes set to boost private sector

Survey says financial pressures will lead to new business openings

Minister races to boost medicines

Aim is to accelerate innovation while lowering costs for industry

Surgeons embrace 3D printed implants

Advances mean technology has bigger role to play in healthcare

Push to inject urgency in drug innovation

Industry and ministers look to boost access to new medication

Obesity: $2tn strain on economy

Costs are similar to those of war or smoking – and are growing

NHS spending per patient poised to fall

Political pledges will produce real terms drop of £5.5bn by 2020

Government sitting on land for 2m homes

Pressure builds for faster pace of sales to ease housing crisis

NHS could save £1bn a year, says research

Study finds over-runs in estates and facilities operating costs

Cameron rejects trade deal threat to NHS

UK prime minister puts ‘rocket boosters’ under the talks

UK’s failure to manage diabetes leads to complications

Britain’s failure to manage diabetes leads to complications

NHS looks at offering medical records via an app

Hopes radical digitalisation could cut costs

DNA project reaches out to doctors

Sequencing programme invites researchers to access database

Britain and the cuts: Business wish list

Part 3 of FT series finds bosses wanting deeper welfare cuts and end of NHS ringfence

NHS hospitals in deficit more than doubles

Spending watchdog warns on mounting financial crisis

Biotech innovators play catch up with Flanders

Pioneering therapies are emerging from a hub of research supported by regional government

Chimp app aims to help beat addictions

Patients could be prescribed a computer game to help them fight long-term addictions

Welsh Labour in danger of being outflanked

John Murray Brown finds cracks in the party’s support

Dandruff can teach us about the NHS

We have to make people think twice before they make wasteful demands on the health service

The deficit will kill the property bubble

Politicians need more tax revenue – and there’s nowhere else to get it

Osborne says Tories may raise NHS budget

Hint that party could spend extra £8bn yearly by 2020

Hard facts about England’s health service

The NHS boss has put politicians on the spot about future funding

NHS chief seeks inflation-plus spending

Report marks subtle shift to keep pace with the needs of an ageing population

GPs oppose reward for diagnosing dementia

Doctors fear ‘inappropriate action’ could be taken

Mob justice is a dangerous business

Politicians resemble an armed gang extorting money

UK backs unlicensed medicines bill

Lord Saatchi says giving terminally ill patients newest drugs would advance scientific knowledge