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

NHS brings outsourcing surge to a halt

Failed or botched contracts knock confidence in private sector


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

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

Simon Stevens, Head of the NHS, photographed in his office at the Elephant and Castle, London, offices of the NHS.
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Era of go-it-alone hospitals deemed over

Expertise must be shared across geographical and sector boundaries

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

As British hospitals face a cash crisis, how long can the funding model survive as other services are cut?

Think-tank calls for extra £1bn for NHS

King’s Fund says money required to stop services deteriorating

Assisted suicide bill rejected by MPs

Impassioned debate precedes vote against private member’s bill

Circumcision of Christ, (Master of the Tucher Altarpiece) Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen; Photo Anne Gold, Aachen Master of the Tucher Altarpiece, active ca. 1430-50 in Nürnberg Circumcision of Christ, ca. 1440-50 Limewood panel, 101 x 90 cm. Aachen, Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, inv. nr. Gk 312
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Blood and Jewry examined in London exhibition

Visitors invited to roll up sleeves and donate after show

Groundbreaking cancer drug given NHS approval

Keytruda gets green light for use in certain cases of skin cancer

Small-cap Week, September 5

Havelock, Emis, Forbidden Technologies and Latchways featured

Cancer drugs cut in UK cost crackdown

Therapies axed as specialist fund’s spending doubles

Britain should not rule out tax on sugar

Obesity, especially among children, warrants drastic action

Oliver declares ‘absolute war’ on sugar

Chef’s call for change hits sour note amid allegations over lack of transparency in his restaurants

Labour ‘purge’ catches friend and foe alike

Party loyalists bemused at exclusion from leadership ballot

NHS watchdog warns over antibiotics

Quarter of prescriptions unnecessary, Nice finds

Ministers probe European health card use

Response to claims of abuse by people living outside UK

Pfizer accused of inflating drug price

Regulator adds to pressure on pharma industry

NHS faces squeeze on recruitment

Watchdog tells hospitals to fill only ‘essential’ vacancies

Osborne plans public sector pay-off cap

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

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

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

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