Our health and social care correspondent analyses a new-look NHS and how changes to the health service affect you.
There was a general sigh of relief across the NHS this morning with the announcement that there is to be an extra £3.8bn for 2016/17. It was, by all accounts, a battle hard fought, with the Treasury having to be persuaded that the £8bn extra by 2020, promised in the Conservative Party manifesto, needed to be front-loaded.
Warnings are coming thick and fast from all quarters that the NHS is under intense strain. That’s before junior doctors have voted on possible industrial action. And the winter hasn’t
This is the second inquest in five days where a young person has died and the finding has been “contributed to by neglect”.
A stark warning to the health secretary from the presidents of nine Royal Colleges about the impact of proposed new contracts for doctors on morale, staff retention and patient safety.
As it is revealed that the Cancer Drugs Fund has no data on their efficacy patients remain caught between pharmaceutical companies and Government promises
The homeless, older people, those with mental health conditions. These are the patients whose voices we rarely hear. Even when it goes wrong and the NHS lets them down.
An investigation by Channel 4 News has revealed that hard-pressed ambulance trusts are increasingly relying on taxis to take patients to hospital even in an emergency.
New rules obliging the NHS to report when something has gone wrong, are not to be applied to private clinics and GPs, warns a patients’ charity.
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