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

Lessons in employee trust from the NHS

Staff know how to lift performance and cut costs, and managers should allow them to do so


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

Junior doctors stage second strike

New working hours could be imposed after deadlock in talks

‘Health coaches’ take pressure off NHS

‘Hub’ scheme aims to stem remorseless need for more hospital beds and reduce costs

Emma Lewell-Buck
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The hidden skills of those with dyspraxia

Those with the condition may have extra problem-solving skills

US investors target UK mental healthcare

Acadia’s purchase of Priory to unleash wave of consolidation

Variations on everything from hip-replacements to staff absences were uncovered by the inquiry

Carter report paints grim picture of NHS

Peer’s findings underline challenge as £22bn in cuts loom

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MPs criticise management of cancer fund

Poor data raises doubts on value for money and patient benefits

Junior doctors to strike again

Action on February 10 will not hit emergency cover

Circle a lesson in listed partnerships

UK healthcare provider’s woes reveal risks

The Shard, London
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London develops as global healthcare hub

Wave of specialist cancer facilities set to open

Biosimilar challenge to Merck blockbuster

Nice recommends cheaper rivals to $10bn arthritis drug

London eyes spare land for 130,000 homes

Mayoral agency identifies sites ripe for development

NHS approves £5,700-a-month cancer drug

Cost watchdog says treatment is good value for money

Use bitcoin technology for NHS, expert says

Blockchain has potential to transform public services provision

Junior doctors suspend second strike

More progress needed to halt third day of action, says BMA

NHS fears pension cap will spur exodus

Concerns GP crisis will worsen as senior staff opt to retire early

Your robot doctor will see you now

Deepmind founders back Bablyon Health to build AI-powered app

Hunt calls on doctors to resume talks

Fears voiced over third strike that would include emergency care

Explainer: Why are NHS doctors on strike?

Dispute centres on whether weekends constitute unsociable hours

Tories refuse to back down in doctors row

About 4,000 operations and procedures are cancelled

Doctors strike for first time in 40 years

Pickets in place in dispute over pay for 7-day hospital services

Striking doctors bank on public sympathy

NHS England says 1,400 inpatient procedures will be cancelled

Plodding desires keep reforms in check

We like the NHS for conservative as much as socialist reasons

Hunt seeks curbs on TV junk food adverts

Broadcasters fear total ban will cost them ‘a couple of hundred million’ pounds

Call to cut sugar in soft drinks by 40%

Lancet study says move would slash obesity and diabetes numbers

Junior doctors to strike after talks fail

Emergency care only next Tuesday in dispute over contracts

Acadia of US buys Priory Group for £1.5bn

Deal for UK healthcare specialist famous for treating celebrities

Maja Daniels with Jill Mueller: See me through this

After discovering she had a high-risk factor for cancer, the artist Jill Mueller made the difficult decision to have preventative surgery. In a collaborative project with Maja Daniels, she explores her transformation

Pharma groups to pay NHS £550m ‘rebate’

Agreement reimburses any spending that overruns budget cap

NHS hospitals run deficit ‘as normal practice’

Trusts choose to maintain care rather than balance books, says watchdog

NHS matches with Tinder for organ donors

Dating app will help health service reach younger donors

AstraZeneca to supply cancer drug to NHS

Pharmaceuticals group agrees to cut price of olaparib

Health bodies warn of care home closures

State funding inadequate to cope with living wage, letter says

Policy failures masked by migrants

‘Welfare tourism’ has deflected criticism of government policies

NHS lets patients take the strain with apps

Expansion of ‘digital inclusion’ designed to ease pressure on healthcare resources

Questions over £1.2bn NHS contract failure

Largest deal for patient services falters after only eight months

UK public services: Reshaping the state

Can smaller government keep up with rising public sector demands?

The case for a British sugar tax

It is high time for the government to act against the obesity epidemic

Sugar tax in Mexico stirs UK debate

Food and drink industry is resisting tax to reduce consumption

Doctors halt strikes after contract pledge

Deal on talks forestalls first industrial action in 40 years