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    1. February 5, 2016

      Carter report paints grim picture of NHS

      A government-commissioned report has painted a damning picture of a health service where bullying and harassment of...

    2. January 19, 2016

      Junior doctors suspend planned second strike

      Junior doctors have suspended a second round of industrial action scheduled for next week following signs of “early...

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      Digital technology is unleashing a wave of medical devices to aid in the rapid detecti...
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    1. January 12, 2016

      Doctors’ strike: Hunt calls on junior doctors to resume talks

      Jeremy Hunt has called on junior doctors to resume negotiations after a day of strikes over a planned new contract that...

    2. January 12, 2016

      Junior doctors fight a battle worth having, government says

      Conservative ministers have refused to back down in their confrontation with junior doctors over working hours and pay,...

    3. January 7, 2016

      Child obsesity prompts Hunt to seek curbs on TV junk food adverts

      Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, is pushing for restrictions on the advertising of junk food to children, to the...

    4. December 16, 2015

      NHS hospitals regard ‘running deficits as normal practice’

      Health service finances have “severely” deteriorated in the past year and ministers and NHS managers lack a “coherent...

    5. December 8, 2015

      NHS lets patients take the strain with mobile apps

      Hospital patients will be able to “self-monitor” their conditions via mobile apps under a government strategy intended...

    6. November 30, 2015

      Doctors halt strikes after Hunt pledge on contracts

      A series of strikes by junior doctors has been called off at the last minute after the government pledged that no new...

    7. November 30, 2015

      UK doctors halt strikes after Hunt pledge on contracts

      A series of strikes by junior doctors has been called off at the last minute after the government pledged that no new...

    8. November 20, 2015

      Jeremy Hunt’s career at stake over fight with junior doctors

      When Jeremy Hunt was appointed as health secretary in 2012, his brief from the prime minister was clear. Following two...

    9. November 19, 2015

      Cut doctors’ pay and the health service will bleed

      When I graduated from medical school I pledged to first do no harm. Why, then, nearly a decade later, have I voted to...

    10. November 19, 2015

      Junior doctors vote to strike over new contracts

      Junior doctors have voted to strike in a row over a proposed new contract in England, intensifying pressure on Jeremy...

    11. November 16, 2015

      Osborne’s austerity has mislaid its logic

      Britain’s George Osborne is discovering that austerity is tougher second time around. The chancellor has had a preview...

    12. November 9, 2015

      NHS needs other sources of revenue to survive, says ex-regulator

      The National Health Service cannot survive as a purely taxpayer-funded service and will have to look for other forms of...

    13. November 6, 2015

      Junior doctors battle to ward off unsociable hours

      Junior doctors’ leaders have refused to return to the negotiating table despite government pleas to end the dispute...

    14. November 3, 2015

      Hunt to offer 11% pay rise ahead of junior doctors strike ballot

      Junior doctors are to be offered an 11 per cent pay rise as health secretary Jeremy Hunt seeks to forestall a strike...

    15. October 19, 2015

      Jamie Oliver tells government to be ‘brave’ on sugar tax

      Jamie Oliver, the celebrity chef, insisted on Monday that the prime minister had not ruled out a sugar tax — but said...

    16. October 19, 2015

      Doctors and Hunt take contract battle into harsh winter test

      In the distant days of opposition, David Cameron marched alongside junior doctors as they fought the government over...

    17. August 3, 2015

      NHS faces squeeze on recruitment as financial pressures bite

      Hospital chief executives have been told by the NHS regulator to fill vacancies only where “essential” as they attempt...

    18. July 16, 2015

      Funding gap threatens care home fee cap

      The government is preparing to retreat from an election promise to cap the sums elderly people have to pay towards care...

    19. July 16, 2015

      Jeremy Hunt ‘confident’ that NHS model ‘will work’

      Jeremy Hunt says he is “confident” that the NHS will still be a taxpayer funded service in 25 years’ time but warns...

    20. July 16, 2015

      Jeremy Hunt ready to push through 7 day NHS consultants’ terms

      Jeremy Hunt will today urge hospital consultants to accept seven day working and an end to “extortionate” overtime...

    21. July 1, 2015

      NHS medicines to be labelled with price

      A price tag will be stamped on medicines, with the slogan “Funded by the UK taxpayer”, under a plan to cut waste in the...

    22. June 29, 2015

      Lebedevs’ London Live struggles to live up to hype of launch

      London Live, the local television network of Russian billionaires Alexander and Evgeny Lebedev, lost £11.6m last year —...

    23. June 22, 2015

      Capita wins £1bn NHS contract to oversee administration

      Capita, the FTSE 100 outsourcer, has won a £1bn contract to supply administrative support to the NHS as Britain’s...

    24. June 11, 2015

      NHS efficiency drive could save £5bn a year, study finds

      The National Health Service could save up to £5bn a year by 2019/20 if there is “political and managerial commitment”...

    25. June 7, 2015

      NHS urged to address cost differences

      The NHS must eliminate huge variations in costs and performance between hospitals if the health service is to remain...

    26. June 2, 2015

      Government intensifies pressure on NHS managers for savings

      A clampdown on NHS spending is announced on Tuesday as the government intensifies pressure on health managers to make...

    27. April 22, 2015

      Labour and Lib Dems compete on public sector pay pledges

      Andy Burnham promised no real-terms pay cuts for NHS staff and Nick Clegg pledged the same for all public sector...

    28. March 17, 2015

      Dementia research boosted by $100m venture capital fund

      Research into dementia is to be boosted by a $100m venture capital fund backed by the UK government and several of the...

    29. February 9, 2015

      Medical negligence costs ‘threat’ to National Health Service

      A soaring bill from medical negligence damages has become a threat to the National Health Service, says one of the most...

    30. January 19, 2015

      UK insurers unenthusiastic about covering social care costs

      Britain’s leading insurers have rebuffed a government call for new products to cover the cost of caring for the sick...

    31. January 16, 2015

      NHS has created many of its own difficulties

      Sir, The increase of inappropriate referrals to A&E from the non-medically staffed 111 “helpline” (report, January 15)...

    32. November 12, 2014

      NHS looks to make savings with blueprint for digital innovation

      Patients could be given access to their medical records through smartphone apps and offered the chance to record their...

    33. October 26, 2014

      The Silver Economy: Companies train to deal with dementia

      Some of Britain’s largest companies are training employees to deal with Alzheimer’s disease among customers and family...

    34. October 23, 2014

      George Osborne says Tories could increase health spending

      George Osborne said it was conceivable the Conservative party could spend an extra £8bn yearly on the NHS by the end of...

    35. October 13, 2014

      NHS workers strike over pay

      Midwives, nurses, ambulance staff, paramedics, porters and cleaners formed picket lines at hospitals across England and...

    36. October 11, 2014

      UK holds Ebola exercise to test emergency services readiness

      The UK is to stage a national exercise to test readiness for an Ebola. Government ministers will join dozens of medical...

    37. August 14, 2014

      Underperforming doctors’ practices in England face closure

      GP practices that provide inadequate care will be given a deadline to improve or face closure as the government clamps...

    38. August 4, 2014

      Pledge of £250m extra funds to tackle NHS waiting lists

      Action to clear hospital waiting lists was announced on Monday by the UK health secretary, in the latest sign of the...

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