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  • NHS chief exec plans to consult public on 10-year plan

    The chief executive of the NHS has pledged to hold a ‘major conversation’ with the British people about the future of the health service and its priorities over the next two years – with a new long-term funding settlement expected to be announced as early as next week.

    Date: 14 June 2018

  • Mental health funding must double, says report

    Investment must be found if mental health is to be truly ‘taken seriously’, health experts have warned in a report assessing NHS funding.

    Date: 14 June 2018

  • Call for tax hike to fund the NHS

    The 70th anniversary year of the NHS is a record-breaking one, for all the wrong reasons – but new analysis proposes an answer to the funding problem.

    Date: 11 June 2018

  • Pressure mounts to exclude doctors from visa cap

    The Government must ‘move quickly’ to exempt doctors from a visa cap that is stopping hospital trusts from recruiting desperately needed staff.

    Date: 08 June 2018

  • Diversion to early diagnosis

    Signs and symptoms are important for doctors. But sometimes they present too late. Clinicians and health managers in London have designed a collaborative cancer system which could give many patients a chance of a longer life – and save the NHS much-needed cash. Peter Blackburn reports

    Date: 30 May 2018

  • Getting rostering right for doctors

    The BMA and NHS Employers have produced joint guidance to promote better rota design and roster management.

    Date: 22 May 2018

  • Attempt to challenge accountable care organisations

    A judicial review challenging NHS transformation plans will be heard in the high court this week and is being supported by the BMA.

    Date: 22 May 2018

  • GMC unveils negligence task force

    The GMC has announced its working group leading a review into gross negligence manslaughter – with 11 leading clinicians, health experts and academics taking the reins.

    Date: 22 May 2018

  • Circle blocks treatment centre bid

    Commissioners have terminated a procurement process which could have seen a hospital trust take over the running of a busy treatment centre – after the private firm which holds the contract took legal action against the NHS.

    Date: 17 May 2018

  • Cancelled operations 'shame' civilised UK

    A record number of operations cancelled causes ‘stress and anxiety’ to patients and is unacceptable in a civilised country, the BMA has said.

    Date: 16 May 2018

  • Bawa-Garba case reveals 'climate of fear'

    The Hadiza Bawa-Garba case has shone a spotlight on a ‘climate of fear’ in the NHS which affects patient safety and staff well-being.

    Date: 27 April 2018

  • Medical students must 'build a better future'

    Medical students are a ‘key voice at the table’ where crucial NHS decisions are being made – and will continue to fight for improved training conditions and a better future workplace.

    Date: 20 April 2018