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  • Wish you well here

    The outlook in deprived areas such as Tower Hamlets has never been healthy. However, a scheme that aims to alter the way care is delivered may disrupt the cycle of despair. Peter Blackburn reports

    Date: 10 October 2017

  • Bed cuts leave NHS 'overwhelmed'

    NHS hospital beds have been cut by more than half in the past 30 years – leaving the health service ‘overwhelmed’ and hospitals across the country at breaking point.

    Date: 05 October 2017

  • Move towards presumed consent organ donation

    An opt-out system for organ donation which could save ‘many lives’ has moved a step closer in England.

    Date: 04 October 2017

  • Call to tackle doctors' concerns

    GP leader Richard Vautrey has written to the health secretary calling for a meeting to discuss urgent challenges and ‘huge pressures’ facing the profession.

    Date: 04 October 2017

  • Extra five million of cuts a threat to care

    Waiting times could be extended and cancer diagnostics and treatment for children with complex needs cut, as part of plans to meet demanding NHS budget controls.

    Date: 04 October 2017

  • Not out of the woods yet

    From the savings scheme of the sustainability and transformation plans came the accountable care systems, which aim to create a partnership between patient and provider

    Date: 28 September 2017

  • Delays rise a hundred-fold

    The number of patients waiting in emergency departments for more than 12 hours for admission has increased a hundred-fold in just five years.

    Date: 27 September 2017

  • CCGs plan to halve spending on mental health

    The Government has been accused of making ‘empty promises’ after figures revealed half of local CCGs (clinical commissioning groups) plan to reduce the amount of their budget spent on mental health.

    Date: 22 September 2017

  • DH blows £3m on staffing agency u-turn

    The Department of Health ‘wasted’ nearly £3m on management consultants who were advising on a plan to sell off NHS Professionals, it has been revealed.

    Date: 22 September 2017

  • GPs continue to deliver 'outstanding' care

    GPs are delivering high-quality, safe patient care despite ‘unprecedented’ demand and pressure, an official report has concluded.

    Date: 21 September 2017

  • Two juniors left to oversee 400 patients

    Two junior doctors were left looking after more than 400 patients during a ‘very unsafe shift’ at a stretched hospital, according to an official report.

    Date: 19 September 2017

  • Artificial intelligence will be adopted, says NHS England

    Artificial intelligence and ‘machine learning’ will be used in areas such as radiology, dermatology and pathology to ‘improve clinical care’ – and to get through more time-consuming work than health professionals can, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has said.

    Date: 14 September 2017