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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...

Doctor can be struck off for role in six-year-old boy’s death following appeal

A doctor who was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after the death of a six-year-old boy can be struck off, a court has ruled. Jack Adcoc...

NHS junior doctors who move abroad “should pay back training costs”

Junior doctors should be forced to pay back some of their training costs to the NHS if they work abroad after qualifying, a healthcare leader said yesterda...

Surgeon who burned initials into livers of two patients fined £10,000

A surgeon who burned his initials on to the livers of two patients during transplant surgery has been given a 12-month community order and fined £10,000. ...

Senior Tory MP hits out at Government’s ‘disingenuous’ use of winter statistics

A senior Conservative MP has hit out at the Government’s “disingenuous” use of statistics when talking about the scale of the winter crisis affecting...

Richard Branson’s Virgin healthcare firm scoops £1bn of NHS contracts

Richard Branson’s Virgin Care won a record £1bn of NHS contracts last year, as £3.1bn of health services were privatised despite a government pledge to...

NHS maternity lapses lead to mistakes in one in every five births

Tens of thousands of mothers and babies in England were harmed by potential lapses in maternity care in the past two years, the BBC has learned. More th...