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Retailers in hospitals will have to limit proportion of sugary drinks they sell by next April

NHS England has asked all retailers with hospital outlets to limit sugary drinks to no more than 10% of the total beverages they sell by next April. WHS...

Review on the future of social care funding by next Government desperately needed

The Government needs to urgently review how social care is funded in the long term and address serious threats to social care provision, a committee of MPs...

Sustainability needed for the NHS as General Election places it centre stage

The NHS is set to become a key election issue following the announcement of a General Election in six weeks time. Although the election on 8 June will b...

NHS fails to hit key targets despite easing in winter pressures

The NHS failed to hit key targets on A&E and cancer waiting times in February despite winter pressures starting to ease. Monthly performance statis...

Rash of NHS trusts put into quality special measures following CQC inspections

Kettering General Hospital Foundation NHS Trust has become the fourth trust to enter special measures in the past week. Kettering was rated inadequate o...

GP exodus from the NHS predicted within five years by research

Around two in every five GPs in the South West have said they intend to quit within the next five years, exposing the magnitude of the region’s impending...

Sir Bruce Keogh adds his name to a growing list of high profile departures

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh has announced he will be stepping down as NHS England’s national medical director at the end of 2017. He will take up a new ...

North Lincolnshire Trust placed back in special measures following CQC inspection

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust has been put back into special measures to improve patient services. The struggling hospital trust was one of ...

Political culture of short-termism is questioning the sustainability of the NHS

The sustainability of the NHS is at risk with the government pursuing a “a culture of short-termism”. That’s the conclusion of the House of Lords ...

One in ten councils have cut adult social care spending by more than a quarter

Across England as a whole, spending by councils on social care per adult resident fell by 11% in real-terms between 2009–10 and 2015–16. Published f...

NHS England outlines plan for next phase of the Five Year Forward View

NHS England has launched it’s a new delivery plan on the next phase of the NHS Five Year Forward View implementation. It has run into controversy howe...