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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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 the...

    2. October 13, 2014

      NHS workers strike over pay

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

    3. 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...

    4. 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 down...

    5. 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...

    6. FT Data

      July 30, 2014

      Doctor's orders

      In news that will delight statisticians everywhere the distinction between the mean and the median finally has the political...

    7. July 24, 2014

      More NHS trusts show signs of financial stress

      The number of NHS trusts referred to Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, over financial irregularities has increased by...

    8. July 22, 2014

      Unions to ballot 400,000 NHS staff for strike action over pay

      More than 400,000 National Health Service workers in England are to be balloted over strikes in a dispute about pay, opening...

    9. July 18, 2014

      Doctors to consider statins for up to 12m Britons

      Up to 12m Britons – or one in four adults – could be prescribed cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to ward off possible heart...

    10. July 14, 2014

      National Health Service to charge patients from outside Europe

      Visitors to the UK from outside Europe who seek treatment on the National Health Service will have to pay 150 per cent of...

    11. June 26, 2014

      Jeremy Hunt apologises following lurid Jimmy Savile revelations

      Jeremy Hunt, health secretary, has apologised on behalf of the government to victims abused by Jimmy Savile in NHS-run...

    12. June 17, 2014

      Hospitals to be paid for reporting treatment of EU patients

      Hospitals are to be paid for reporting that they have treated a European visitor, in the latest attempt by the UK government...

    13. June 17, 2014

      Jeremy Hunt defends decision to set up UK Local TV channels

      Jeremy Hunt has hit back at critics of local television stations, the flagship policy of his period as culture secretary,...

    14. June 11, 2014

      Report reveals tight political grip on running of NHS

      Ministers are intervening more than ever in the running of the NHS, despite reforms intended to take politics out of the...

    15. June 1, 2014

      Saatchi to introduce bill on cancer experiments in Lords

      Doctors would have more freedom to use experimental treatments on patients suffering from cancer and other diseases under...

    16. May 22, 2014

      Study finds most A&E patients do need emergency care

      Most patients attending NHS accident and emergency departments require comprehensive treatment that could not be provided by...

    17. April 27, 2014

      Ukip candidate lambasted over ‘disgusting’ Lenny Henry remarks

      Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, has condemned as racist and “disgusting” comments from a Ukip council election candidate,...

    18. April 20, 2014

      Maude vows to turn UK into ‘most digital government’

      Francis Maude, cabinet office minister, has vowed to turn Britain into the G8’s “most digital government” by moving a host...

    19. April 18, 2014

      Health secretary seeks price cut for meningitis vaccine

      The UK health secretary has stepped up pressure on one of the world’s biggest drug companies to offer a life-saving...

    20. March 14, 2014

      Fast-track plan for serious illness medicines

      Drug companies have welcomed a move to accelerate the introduction of medicines for seriously ill patients as part of...

    21. March 11, 2014

      MPs back powers to close fiscally healthy hospital wards

      The health secretary will be able to close departments in financially strong hospitals to safeguard weaker neighbours...

    22. February 14, 2014

      Former M&S chief Rose to seek remedy for ailing NHS hospitals

      The National Health Service is asking one of Britain’s most prominent former retail bosses to help it turn round 14...

    23. January 24, 2014

      Inflexion goes cold on Jeremy Hunt’s Hotcourses

      Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, has suffered a setback in his attempt to sell his education listings business after...

    24. January 8, 2014

      Fears UK government under influence of drinks industry

      Britain’s drinks industry had “an extraordinary level of access” to the government as it successfully repelled an attempt to...

    25. December 15, 2013

      Health secretary seeks powers to close hospitals more easily

      Hospitals and accident and emergency departments will be able to be closed more easily under a controversial amendment to...

    26. December 15, 2013

      NHS to deliver seven-day full service by 2017, says Keogh

      The NHS will operate at full stretch seven days a week by 2017 under plans put forward on Sunday by Sir Bruce Keogh, the...

    27. December 12, 2013

      GP surgery inspections uncover serious failings

      One-third of general practice surgeries recently inspected across England are failing to meet basic standards, the first...

    28. December 3, 2013

      Cameron trumpets healthcare deals with China

      David Cameron on Monday trumpeted a series of UK/Chinese healthcare deals – the fruits of a concerted government drive to...

    29. November 14, 2013

      MPs challenged in ‘back-door funding’ row

      Nick Clegg is among more than 200 MPs facing questions over office rental arrangements that critics say amount to a...

    30. November 13, 2013

      Two-tier A&E departments urged for NHS

      A government-commissioned report on emergency care published on Wednesday called for a two-tier system of accident and...

    31. November 10, 2013

      Private hospitals on standby to provide winter cover for NHS

      Private hospital groups are on standby to provide thousands of beds and operating theatre spaces this winter as nervousness...

    32. November 8, 2013

      Health secretary set to make £17m from sale of online business

      Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, is poised to reap about £17m from the sale of his stake in an education business to a...

    33. November 3, 2013

      The healing hands of business education

      Britain’s National Health Service is under pressure. A series of scandals has scarred its reputation for high-quality care...

    34. October 23, 2013

      Blair health adviser to run NHS England

      An architect of Tony Blair’s health reforms, which introduced private sector competition into the NHS, has been appointed to...

    35. October 5, 2013

      Ministers to halt 1% NHS staff pay rise

      The government has provoked a clash with health unions after moving to halt a 1 per cent pay rise for all NHS staff in...

    36. October 1, 2013

      Care Quality Commission to be given greater independence

      The health regulator, the Care Quality Commission, is to be given greater independence from ministerial control, Jeremy Hunt...

    37. October 1, 2013

      GP surgeries to start trial of seven-day and evening opening

      People will be able to see their family doctor seven days a week and until 8pm in the evening, under a pilot scheme being...

    38. September 4, 2013

      NHS technology investment aims to improve patient care

      A £1bn investment in IT has been announced by Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, in a move intended to help reduce backlogs...

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