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

Osborne plans public sector pay-off cap

BBC and BoE will also be urged to end 6 figure severance payments


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

Unison backs Corbyn for Labour leader

Decision by UK’s second biggest union is boost for radical

Burnham criticises ‘frightened’ Labour

Potential leader warns modern party could not have created NHS

AandE target missed...File photo dated 21/05/13 of an Accident and Emergency sign, as the waiting time target for patients going to accident and emergency departments in England has been breached for the 29th week in a row, according to the latest figures. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday April 24, 2015. NHS England said 93.3% of patients spent four hours or less from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge last week. See PA story HEALTH AandE. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

NHS outsourcing deal loses 1,000 jobs

Capita plans cuts when it takes on a £1bn contract in September

Hunt ‘confident’ NHS model ‘will work’

Health secretary warns that he does not have ‘a crystal ball’

Rose prescribes better managers for NHS

Performance management ‘weak and haphazard’, says peer’s report

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt will tell the King's Fund, ‘Patients are 15% more likely to die if they are admitted on a Sunday compared with a Wednesday’
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Hunt ‘ready to impose’ 7 day NHS terms

Health secretary says death rate higher for Sunday admittances

Berners-Lee seeks revival of NHS data plan

Web pioneer says use of patient information could aid breakthroughs

NHS medicines to be labelled with price

Health secretary proposes slogan: ‘Funded by the UK taxpayer’

Tory council chief: end NHS ringfence

Policy on health service ‘bizarre’, says LGA head

The healing power of gardens

The health benefits of green space are profound

GPs urged to carry out more cancer tests

Move is part of drive to increase survival rates

Capita wins £1bn NHS contract

Private sector expecting more healthcare opportunities

Mediclinic buys Spire Healthcare stake

Deal underlines the attractions of the UK’s healthcare sector

Private groups push for bigger NHS role

Companies frustrated by slow pace of growth under Tory government

NHS savings of £5bn identified in study

Tighter control of procurement and staff management prescribed

Manchester gears up for 7-day NHS

Critics warn change is too fast and without required resources

Foreign GPs needed to hit 5,000 target

Shortage threatens goal of surgeries open seven days a week

Welsh Labour warms to tax devolution plans

Proposals would see region raising 20% of what it spends

NHS urged to address cost differences

Hospitals watchdog to judge each institution on use of resources

UK falls short of 24,000 nursing staff

Fewer overseas nurses and graduates add to recruitment woes

Private sector backs off NHS cancer deal

Only one bidder left for £687m Staffordshire care contract

SEC secures $190m from CSC over fraud

NHS contract manipulation charge sees former chief return $3.7m

NHS food pained Prince Charles

Second ‘black spider’ letters tranche reveals wide range of concerns

Warning over impact of cuts on disabled

English councils fear struggle to meet legal duty under Care Act

The unhealthily high price of cancer drugs

Companies take advantage of inflexible patient demand to try to recoup research costs

The dilemmas thrown up by the war on cancer

The NHS cannot ignore value for money in the pursuit of innovation

AstraZeneca warns UK on cancer care

NHS drugs body rejected group’s ovarian cancer treatment as too expensive

Financial pressure is a mind-altering drug

Is Soriot demanding special treatment?

Pressure on NHS for savings stepped up

Hospitals will be expected to buy goods and services centrally to cut procurement costs

NHS head warns on high-sugar foods

Simon Stevens says manufacturers risk ‘poisoning’ the public

Food industry counters moves to cut sugar

Public Health England is soon to announce plans to tackle obesity

Head of NHS England warns on funding

Health service improvements will have to be phased in

NHS centre of Cameron ‘one-nation’ speech

Pledge to improve patients’ access and invest extra £8bn a year

Softly-softly approach to industrial disruption

Conservative government should avoid doing more harm than good

EE’s fast 4G data traffic overtakes 3G

Video, health monitoring and availability of rapid mobile internet has changed way people use phones

Testing in-tray for next government

Scotland, Europe and deficit top the policy list

Health spending and the UK election

Government contenders agree to compete on the margins of the problem

Burnham to reset expectations of NHS

Shadow health secretary says Britons must be more realistic about what service can provide

SNP in power: How radical are they?

Sturgeon’s rhetoric on NHS and education not matched by reality