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  1. 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...

  2. May 30, 2014

    Boardroom trades May 31

    Mark Edwards has been the most prolific trader in the boardroom of building materials group Marshalls since joining the...

  1. May 7, 2014

    Health department says new care fund is ‘on track’

    The Department of Health has insisted plans for a fund to deliver more care in the community are on track, despite reports...

  2. April 28, 2014

    NHS chief more willing to embrace competition, says regulator

    The new NHS chief is far more willing than his predecessor to embrace competition to raise the quality of health services,...

  3. March 31, 2014

    New NHS chief warns of need for shake-up

    The traditional model of healthcare will have to change as the NHS faces the “most sustained budget crunch in its 66-year...

  4. March 23, 2014

    UK NHS health service needs an extra £2bn, says chief

    The NHS needs an extra £2bn, the departing chief executive has said, with “very tight” finances threatening to push the...

  5. March 23, 2014

    NHS chief Sir David regretful over leaving ‘most fantastic job’

    Sir David Nicholson says he is “in denial”. After 36 years working for the NHS, the last eight as chief executive, he has...

  6. 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...

  7. November 5, 2013

    NHS chief says service is ‘bogged down in competition law’

    The NHS is becoming “bogged down in a morass of competition law” which is leading to higher costs and making it harder to...

  8. 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...

  9. September 18, 2013

    Finance chiefs pessimistic on NHS productivity targets

    Rising pressures on the National Health Service budget are revealed in a survey of finance directors which shows the number...

  10. July 11, 2013

    £30bn funding gap forecast for NHS if demands continue to increase

    A £30bn funding gap will open up in the NHS over the next seven years without “radical” changes, including more...

  11. July 5, 2013

    Health service funding gap forecast to hit £30bn by 2020

    The chief executive of the NHS, Sir David Nicholson, is expected next week to warn of a funding gap of £30bn by 2020 as he...

  12. June 6, 2013

    Coalition ‘wasted first two years’, says NHS departing chief

    The coalition wasted its first two years by focusing on reorganising the National Health Service rather than, in an era of...

  13. May 21, 2013

    Sir David Nicholson to step down as head of NHS England

    Sir David Nicholson has drawn a line under one of the most turbulent periods in health service history by announcing he will...

  14. March 22, 2013

    Watchdog warns NHS is rationing treatment

    The NHS is rationing treatments as it seeks to curb demand for its services and deliver big cash savings, a Commons spending...

  15. March 8, 2013

    A prescription to restore NHS to health

    The National Health Service is often said to be the closest thing Britain has to a national religion. If so, our collective...

  16. March 5, 2013

    Ministers accused of NHS U-turn

    Ministers were accused of a U-turn on Tuesday as they announced that part of the health reform legislation will be rewritten...

  17. March 4, 2013

    NHS chief’s scalp won’t help hospitals

    As the nation continues to agonise over the scandalous lack of care at Mid-Staffordshire hospital between 2005 and 2009 –...

  18. February 5, 2013

    Cameron to attack hospital lapses

    David Cameron, the prime minister, will criticise “unacceptable” lapses of care at a Staffordshire hospital on Wednesday as...

  19. December 18, 2012

    GPs face patient spending curbs

    Family doctors will be forced to limit spending increases to below-inflation levels next year as the government launches its...

  20. December 11, 2012

    Slow start on NHS commissioning approvals

    Under a quarter of the first wave of clinical commissioning groups to seek authorisation under government health reforms...

  21. May 31, 2012

    Patient waiting times longest in eight years

    Patients are waiting longer for help in accident and emergency departments than at any time over the past eight years,...

  22. March 15, 2012

    Lloyds bars former directors’ £2m payout

    Eric Daniels, former chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group, and other departed directors, have been denied £2m of bonuses...

  23. February 23, 2012

    Care Quality Commission chief resigns

    Cynthia Bower has resigned as chief executive of the Care Quality Commission, the health and social care regulator, after...

  24. February 13, 2012

    The coalition is prescribing bad policy and worse politics

    Good policy can make for bad politics. Useful reforms often invite short-term unpopularity. Sometimes the dynamics are the...

  25. February 10, 2012

    Lack of clarity taints NHS reform

    When the coalition government was formed in May 2010, public satisfaction with the NHS was at record levels. So why...

  26. January 26, 2012

    NHS chief worries about savings ‘short cuts’

    The chief executive of the NHS has warned that his “greatest worry” for the government’s flagship reform programme is that...

  27. November 29, 2011

    Statement brings pain, pain and more pain

    Anyone who thinks this is “just a blip” and that after the current four year squeeze on NHS spending “it will all be all...

  28. September 12, 2011

    Rethink opens way for Chase Farm A&E closure

    Andrew Lansley finally ate his words on Monday and gave the go-ahead for the closure of a “blue light” A&E at Chase Farm...

  29. August 3, 2011

    NHS reforms hit patient data project

    Andrew Lansley’s NHS reforms have cast a fresh cloud over the future of the service’s £11bn ($18bn) programme to deliver an...

  30. August 2, 2011

    NHS chief saw pay package rise 7 per cent

    The chief executive of the National Health Service saw his pay package rise by about 7 per cent last year, despite a...

  31. July 11, 2011

    Regime for failing hospitals attacked

    A new regime for dealing with failing NHS hospitals could produce “long delays” in making “essential” changes to the...

  32. July 8, 2011

    MPs must back care changes, says NHS chief

    Politicians of all parties must back big changes to the way hospitals provide care if the NHS is to make £20bn of savings...

  33. July 1, 2011

    Jilted LSE keeps a low profile

    The London Stock Exchange had to go through the formality of an extraordinary meeting on Thursday to postpone indefinitely...

  34. June 14, 2011

    This curate’s egg carries a rotten whiff

    A curate’s egg. That is the easy and glib verdict over the coalition’s reform of its National Health Service reforms. But...

  35. Westminster Blog

    June 14, 2011

    Who now is the most powerful person in the NHS?

    As David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Andrew Lansley strutted their stuff at Guy’s Hospital today, arguing that lots of detail...

  36. May 3, 2011

    Meeting prompts talk of sidelining Lansley

    Health experts have been called in for a breakfast meeting with Paul Bate, David Cameron’s new special adviser on...

  37. April 14, 2011

    NHS breaches target for hospital waits

    Andrew Lansley’s bad week got no better on Thursday as data showed that the National Health Service in England has breached...

  38. April 4, 2011

    A plan that will damage Cameron’s health

    The best test of public service reform is how well proponents answer a prior question: what is the problem they want to...

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