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A decade-long drop in overnight hospital beds has created a ‘mismatch’ between supply and demand in the NHS.
23 February 2017
The raid on the NHS capital budget has been ramped up by the Department of Health for the second year running, starving the service of funds to modernise and find a firm financial footing.
The new junior doctors leader has pledged to continue the fight for trainees’ rights under the new contract, following his election last week.
21 February 2017
The Alder Hey scandal and regulatory red tape have deterred doctors from studying body parts for too long. Keith Cooper meets a surgeon with a mission to restore confidence in human tissue research
17 February 2017
Patients’ confidence in the ability of doctors and the NHS to protect confidential information will be seriously damaged by a new data-sharing bill being pushed through Parliament, the BMA and the GMC have warned.
14 February 2017
GPs are being forced to ‘prescribe blind’ to recovering addicts leaving prison after a £26m IT system was delayed.
09 February 2017
Hospitals have been given three months to find ways to identify overseas patients and charge them upfront for many NHS services.
07 February 2017
Doctors have raised fresh concerns about the underfunding of mental health hospitals after Health Foundation research for the BBC found their budgets had shrunk by £150m in the past four years.
Prime minister Theresa May has failed to give assurances that the NHS will be protected from big business in the event of a trade deal between the UK and the USA.
03 February 2017
Health commissioners in Leeds have temporarily suspended the majority of QOF targets to help GPs cope with ‘unprecedented’ winter pressures.
02 February 2017
Doubts have been raised about the credibility of the blueprints for NHS reform with which ministers expect to stave off an impending financial crisis.
27 January 2017
Doctors have renewed calls for England to align its organ-donor rules with those in Wales
26 January 2017