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Public health in crisis and next government must take urgent action

The UK is facing a ticking time bomb in public health, with a lack of leadership and budget cuts threatening the sustainability of the NHS. This is the ...

Quality of A&E services threatened by many STPs, research warns

Closing A&E departments can affect the performance of other units that remain within the same region, research warns. The report, by the Centre for ...

May would scrap Mental Health Act and better support services if re-elected

Prime minister Theresa May has pledged to scrap the Mental Health Act 1983 and introduce a new Mental Health Treatment Bill if she is re-elected on 8 June....

NHS Providers calls on next government to tackle NHS workforce challenges

NHS staff are opting to stack shelves in supermarkets rather than work in healthcare because of years of poor pay rises. This is the message from Chris ...

Royal colleges call for greater investment in NHS workforce from next government

The Royal College of Physicians is calling on the next government to place patient care at the centre of the Brexit negotiations. As the General Electio...

NHS and social care need to be ‘front and centre stage’ in Brexit negotiations, MPs say

Brexit will affect many aspects of the provision of health and social care in the UK, a cross party committee of MPs has concluded. The Health Select Co...

Political parties must propose credible policies on sustainable funding and integrated care

Sustainable funding and greater integration of care have been highlighted as key challenges for the political partiesā€™ manifestos ahead of the General El...

Labour would remove 1% pay cap that Government has imposed on NHS staff

The 1% pay cap for NHS staff would be lifted and thereĀ tuition fees for student nurses and midwives removed under a Labour government. Labour said the ...

Nursing numbers aren’t improving and patient safety is being risked

The under staffing of nurses has not improved over the past 12 months and continues to represent a worrying patient safety issue, a survey finds. UNISON...

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...