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      June 30, 2016

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      June 28, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Hanging On

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    1. May 19, 2016

      Junior doctors warn of fragile peace in contract dispute

      The breakthrough in the long-running dispute over the new contract for junior doctors remains at risk after it emerged...

    2. May 19, 2016

      Nobody’s a winner in the junior doctors’ strike

      When an industrial dispute comes to an end, the first thing outsiders do is to try and work out who won. In the case of...

    3. May 8, 2016

      BMA’s return to negotiating table raises hopes of deal

      Junior doctors re-enter talks with the government over a new contract on Monday, after three months in which the two...

    4. May 5, 2016

      Junior doctors’ contract on ‘pause’ in move to break NHS deadlock

      The government has agreed to “pause” introduction of the controversial new contract for junior doctors for five days...

    5. April 26, 2016

      Prime minister criticises NHS strikes

      The government has criticised the first all-out strike by junior doctors in the near 70-year history of the National...

    6. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Jeremy Hunt: Junior doctors are 'crossing a line'

      As an all-out strike by NHS junior doctors gets under way this morning, Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, said no...

    7. April 24, 2016

      Jeremy Hunt and BMA trade blows before ‘withdrawal of care’ strike

      Jeremy Hunt has written to the head of the British Medical Association asking him to “reconsider” a planned all-out...

    8. April 24, 2016

      A strike too far for England’s NHS junior doctors

      Britain’s National Health Service is entering a new and turbulent period in its history. No issue is more indicative of...

    9. April 7, 2016

      Junior doctors stand firm as they prepare to step up strike

      Levels of support for the junior doctors’ strike remained solid on Thursday, as medics prepared to break new ground in...

    10. April 5, 2016

      Operations cancelled as junior doctors stage 48-hour strike

      Thousands of patients will face disruption on Wednesday as junior doctors hold a second 48-hour strike against changes...

    11. February 24, 2016

      Hunt’s NHS weekend deaths argument questioned

      The acrimony between doctors and the government deepened ahead of a new wave of strikes after Jeremy Hunt was accused...

    12. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      Junior doctors offer 'a good deal', claims Cameron

      David Cameron has sent a strong message to junior doctors that a new contract being imposed on them by the Health...

    13. February 23, 2016

      Doctors announce three more strikes

      The confrontation between the government and junior doctors escalated on Tuesday with the British Medical Association...

    14. February 11, 2016

      UK junior doctors: Jeremy Hunt imposes new contract

      The health secretary has defied junior doctors over NHS working practice concerns, saying he will unilaterally impose a...

    15. February 10, 2016

      Doctors cannot be blamed for the NHS cash crisis

      Britain’s National Health Service is at a standstill. A long-running fight between the government and junior doctors...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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