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

Food industry counters moves to cut sugar

Public Health England is soon to announce plans to tackle obesity


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

Head of NHS England warns on funding

Health service improvements will have to be phased in

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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

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

Shadow Health secretary, Andy Burnham, addresses deletes at the Labour party conference in Manchester this morning.
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Burnham to reset expectations of NHS

Shadow health secretary says people must be more realistic

SNP in power: How radical are they?

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

What a radical Conservative government could do

‘Scrap all mainstream benefit payments — jobseeker’s allowance, child benefit, housing benefit and even the state pension’

Voters unclear on parties’ NHS promises

More people wrongly attribute health service and minimum wage pledges to Labour

Staffing problems weaken NHS reform plans

Report highlights reliance on agencies and fall in number of GPs

Parties trade public sector pay pledges

Burnham focuses on NHS as Clegg vows action across sector

Who Cares, Royal Court Theatre, London — review

An urgent piece of political theatre about the UK’s NHS

Parties promise all bar more freedom

Perusal of the manifestos shows no one is offering more liberty

NHS cash crunch to hit after election

FT analysis reveals that hospitals have plunged far deeper into the red than officially acknowledged

Former NHS chief adds to finance warnings

Politicians failing to address urgency of health funding ‘hole’

Clegg says Lib Dems open to new coalition

Party leader unveils manifesto allowing post-election deal

Cameron pledges ‘good life’ for Britain

PM sketches out optimistic vision at manifesto launch

‘Protected’ defence leaves councils at risk

Lord Kerslake sees pressure on local government

UK’s Labour promises fiscal responsibility

Manifesto launch focuses on keeping a lid on borrowing

Miliband stresses frugality in manifesto

Labour to fund all pledges without borrowing more

Rich foreigners aid private hospitals

Middle Eastern patients boost London’s healthcare market

The mounting challenges facing UK’s NHS

Fulminating against bureaucrats and the private sector does not help

Tories and Labour trade blows over health

Miliband calls the midwife as Cameron pledges £8bn extra for the NHS by 2020

Cameron takes positive tack on NHS

Labour ahead in three polls despite aggressive Tory campaigning

Rise in patients awaiting NHS treatment

Figures will add fuel to election debate over health service

Voters back tax rise to fund NHS

Income tax increase supported by 53% if earmarked for health

NHS faces financial ‘black hole’

Analysis shows fall in productivity after reforms pushed up costs

Trust attacks traditional NHS culture

Salford Royal illustrates heights the service can still attain

Crash of 2008 adds to healthcare woes

Europe’s care systems find different ways to copy with aftermath

World’s wealth will add to health burden

Coping with long-term conditions — not infections — will become a global problem as riches increase

UK reprieve for three cancer drugs

NHS England reconsiders its decision after appeal from manufacturers

Investors back proton-beam cancer centres

Biotech entrepreneur leads push to open clinics a year before NHS

No clear winner from UK election debate

Party leaders debated economy, immigration and NHS

Outsourcer Mitie warns on profits

Groups find home care budgets tighter than expected

First elected Ukip MP seeks second win

Clacton’s Carswell hears mix of local and national concerns

Cameron says Tories can win majority

Prime minister warns hung parliament would mean ‘economic chaos’

Medics welcome GSK meningitis B drug deal

UK will be first country with nationwide programme

Cameron promises ‘truly seven-day’ NHS

Prime minister tells supporters election is on a knife edge