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

Fears rise for care homes

WEALTH MAGAZINE West Hall Care home Surrey, part of a trend for care catering to wealthy pensioners. Pictured Residents taking part in Tai Chi. Credit: David Parry/ FT
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Chancellor fails to deliver substantial rise in funding


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

‘Excess winter deaths’ stir NHS fears

Last year’s UK figures highest since beginning of the millennium

Senior Tory warns over devolving powers

LGA chief says national politicians must accept less control

NHS secures extra £3.8bn for patient care

Sum found, in part, by raiding wider health department budget


NHS set for ‘downpayment’ on extra funding

Councils get discretion to raise tax to pay for social care

Hunt’s career at risk in fight with doctors

Concerns health secretary has lost his political touch

Health funds raid to pay for NHS services

Unprotected areas such as nurses’ training likely to be tapped

Cut doctors’ pay and the NHS will bleed

Jobs in the City and technology are seen as more rewarding among medics, writes Daniel Westacott

Junior doctors vote to strike

Non-emergency care to be withdrawn on December 1

NHS finance heads call for £8bn injection

Survey points up funding fears

Income tax must rise a penny to fund NHS

Health Foundation warns of shortfall of £2bn a year

Osborne’s flawed austerity

This second squeeze promises to exact a serious toll on services

Virgin Care wins NHS children services

Privately owned company wins five 5-year contract in Wiltshire

Roche warns on UK cancer drugs pricing

Swiss group urges government to ensure access to new treatments

Not what the doctor ordered

The health service is riddled with perverse top-down incentives,

GPs threaten to protest over budget cuts

Patients face possible two-week wait for an appointment after NHS England changes funding formula

Education spending to fall to record low

Report says 43% will go on NHS and pensions by 2021

NHS cannot live on taxes, says ex-regulator

Britons ‘close to the limit’ of what they are prepared to pay

NHS voices fears over funding shortfall

Treasury believed to be strongly resisting calls for extra money

Medics sickened by weekend spin

NHS staff are refusing to allow government to renegotiate contracts

OECD critical of quality of healthcare

Report notes that NHS is under financial strain and comes amid debate over health funding

Hunt to offer junior doctors 11% pay rise

Concession comes as row over weekends boils up

Alzheimer’s drug delays care home entry

Study says Donepezil should not be withdrawn as symptoms worsen

Audit Scotland points to ‘decline’ in NHS

Watchdog offers ammunition to SNP critics

Hospital working practices attacked

Lord Carter compares NHS to independent shops rather than chain

Harsh winter test for Hunt and doctors

Anger mounts among juniors who do not feel valued

Study shows benefit of low blood pressure

New treatment sharply cuts risk of health problems

Social care ‘in crisis’, warn charities

Regulator reveals concerns over safety standards

NHS managers alarmed at union reform bill

Plans seen as threat to staff relations and patient care

The key figures in pro-EU campaign

Stuart Rose leads team of MPs, business people and celebrities

Hospital debts spiral in NHS crisis

Data will test Osborne’s determination to avoid another bailout

NHS brings outsourcing surge to a halt

Failed or botched contracts knock confidence in private sector

Policy drives outsourcers abroad, CBI warns

John Cridland says social care and justice markets ‘thinning out’

Limited cash confronts regulators with difficult choices

With families desperate for the green light on drugs, tough decisions can cause pain

Era of go-it-alone hospitals deemed over

Specialists must share expertise across boundaries by running departments in local counterparts

Addenbrooke’s placed in special measures

Struggle to handle tightest five-year settlement in NHS history

Cambridge health trust in special measures

Inspectors rate Addenbrooke’s and Rosie hospitals as ‘inadequate’

The NHS: On life support

How long can the funding model survive as other services in the UK are cut?

Think-tank calls for extra £1bn for NHS

King’s Fund says emergency money required to stop services deteriorating

Assisted suicide bill rejected by MPs

Impassioned debate precedes vote against private member’s bill