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Thousands of patients to get personalised NHS budgets

Hundreds of thousands of people with mental health conditions and physical disabilities could be given the option of a personalised NHS budget for their ow...

Hundreds of people take part in Alfie Evans Alder Hey Hospital protest

Hundreds of people have staged a protest outside a hospital in Merseyside where a terminally ill toddler is being cared for. A date to switch off the li...

Advanced paramedics set to prescribe medicines from Sunday onwards

Advanced paramedics in England will be able to prescribe medicines to people who do not need hospital treatment, under new laws starting on Sunday. Up t...

Southern Health NHS Trust fined £2m over deaths of two patients

An NHS trust that admitted failing two patients who died in its care, one in a bath, has been fined £2m. Connor Sparrowhawk, 18, drowned in Oxford in 2...

Theresa May refuses to intervene over man’s £54,000 NHS cancer bill

Theresa May has refused to intervene in the case of Albert Thompson, the London cancer patient asked to pay £54,000 for treatment despite having lived in ...

Unions agree NHS pay deal for 1.3 million Agenda for Change staff

More than one million NHS staff, including nurses, porters and paramedics, are being offered increases of at least 6.5% over three years - with some gettin...

Theresa May promises to look into man’s £54,000 NHS cancer bill

Theresa May has promised to look into the case of a London man asked to pay £54,000 for cancer treatment despite having lived in the UK for 44 years, afte...

NHS staff offered 6.5% pay rise over three years if they forfeit day’s holiday

The government is set to offer around 1 million NHS staff a 6.5% pay rise over the next three years but is insisting that health workers give up a day’s ...

Retired NHS doctor ‘made plans to assassinate ex-colleagues he blamed for his sacking’

A retired doctor caught with a haul of guns made plans to ‘assassinate’ people involved in him being sacked, a court heard yesterday. The High Court...

Non-medical NHS staff are being transferred to subsidiary firms in bid to make savings

Growing numbers of hospital trusts are transferring staff into newly created private subsidiary firms in a move health unions warn will create a “two-tie...

GMC accused of racism for pursuing further action against Dr Bawa-Garba in High Court

The doctors’ watchdog has been accused of racism for striking off a paediatrician over the death of a child. Hadiza Bawa-Garba is to be struck off the...