Our health and social care correspondent analyses a new-look NHS and how changes to the health service affect you.
It’s called clause 119, used to be known as clause 118, but is more widely referred to – by its opponents – as the hospital closure clause. Inserted into the care bill by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt it gives him and officials greater powers to intervene to close or downgrade hospital services.
An unusually high number of reports on the care system in England are being released this week – all of them are urging a rethink of the way health and care are delivered.
Mid-Staffs NHS trust became a byword for neglectful, inhumane care. And with a trashed reputation, and an £11m deficit, turning it around is no longer an option.
With just seven weeks until a national roll-out of the care.data scheme, which will see anonymous patient data shared, doctors are joining those calling for the government to explain the benefits
Nearly four years after an internal review of operating theatres triggered a safety warning from the one of its own Trust executives, why are Alder Hey staff still raising concerns?
Published exactly a year ago, the Francis report triggered a plethora of reviews into how the NHS is run. But have they led to real improvements in service at a time of extreme financial
The row over plans to extract GPs’ patient records and put them onto a massive database shows no signs of abating. And the fact that NHS data is constantly compromised.
Full-time carers, who take a huge spending burden off government, are facing a £1bn cut in support over the next four years.
Patients are once again facing a postcode lottery over which drugs they are prescribed. So what can the body that approves treatments for the NHS do to change this?
In the push to boost the number of organ donors in the UK – where donations are among the lowest in Europe – patients are being given organs from smokers, drug users and cancer