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NHS and social care lose out in Queen’s Speech focused on Brexit

The Queen’s Speech – setting out the legislative framework for the new minority government – has been widely criticised for failing to tackle the cur...

Many baby deaths in NHS are avoidable if best clinical practice followed, report says

Three quarters of babies who died during or shortly after birth or who suffered serious brain injury could have had better outcomes if their NHS care had a...

Call for EU healthcare workers to be given permanent residence, as Brexit talks begin

The government must put the NHS and healthcare front and centre in Brexit negotiations, warns BMA With Brexit negotiations beginning today, the BMA is c...

Deficit for NHS providers cut by two-thirds in last financial year

The deficit for NHS providers has been cut by two-thirds in the financial year just ended – from £2.4 billion in 2015/16 to £791 million in 2016/17. ...

Health Secretary says “support and welfare of NHS staff is number one priority”

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, in his first speech since being reappointed, has promised more capital funding for the NHS and legislative change to supp...

Smoking levels fall in the UK as the rise of e-cigarettes continues

There has been a significant fall in smoking prevalence among UK adults according to new figures. NHS Digital data suggests that in 2016 15.5% of adults...

Engaging and empowering NHS staff is key to driving improvement in hospital care

A key hallmark of improving NHS trust performance is for the senior management to review the culture of the organisation This is the conclusion of a CQC...

NHS facing severe nursing shortages a year on from Brexit

There’s been a 96% drop in the number of nurses from the EU registering to practise in the UK since July last year. The figures were obtained by the H...

Jeremy Hunt retained as Health Secretary as PM opts for familiar cabinet

The Prime Minister has confirmed that Jeremy Hunt will remain as Health Secretary. Following a disastrous showing in the General Election, Theresa May h...

Government loses health ministers in difficult General Election night for Conservatives

Two Conservative Health Ministers lost their seats last night in a turbulent General Election for the government. Whilst winning the largest share of th...

The General Election: what are the differences on the NHS between the political parties?

As the nation is about to head to the polls in the General Election, you will be wondering what are the differences between the main political parties on t...