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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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 —...

    4. 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...

    5. 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”...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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)...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. October 13, 2014

      NHS workers strike over pay

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

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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