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NHS hospitals face failure with bill for urgent repairs hitting almost £1bn

Hospitals are at growing risk of “catastrophic failure” because the bill for urgent repairs for problems that threaten staff and patient safety has soa...

Almost 10,000 EU health workers have quit NHS since Brexit vote

Around 10,000 EU nationals have quit the NHS since the Brexit referendum, it has emerged. NHS Digital, the agency that collects data on the health servi...

Labour would consider bringing PFI contracts back into the public sector

A future Labour government would bring "wasteful" PFI contracts back in the public sector, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said. He told Labour's c...

Nurse who racked up £2,000 in parking fines after working past end of her shift loses legal fight

A NHS nurse who was fined fifteen times at a total of £2,040 because she worked beyond the end of her shift will have to pay the huge sum after she lost a...

NHS spends £80m on private ambulances a year to meet demand, data shows

The NHS is spending almost £80m a year hiring private ambulances to answer 999 calls and take patients to hospital for appointments, new figures show. ...

New technology could allow multiple vaccines to be delivered in single jab

Multiple injections for vaccinations could become a thing of the past, according to scientists who have developed an approach for delivering many doses of ...

Ian Paterson: Victims of disgraced surgeon get £37m from new fund

About 750 victims of rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson are to be paid compensation from a new £37m fund. Private healthcare firm Spire has agreed to pa...

NHS needs to be ready for h3n2 flu which has compromised services in Australia

Hospitals and GP surgeries are bracing themselves for a severe flu outbreak, the head of the NHS has warned. Simon Stevens said that the virus had alrea...

Only 1 in 10 MPs in England believe the social care system is suitable in UK

Only 1 in 10 MPs in England (10%) believe that the current social care system is suitable for the UK’s ageing population. And 86% of MPs in England be...

Uber-driving former heart surgeon wins six figure pay out from health board that sacked him

A heart surgeon who became an Uber driver has won a six-figure pay out from the health board that sacked him after claiming he was unfairly dismissed for b...

Health Secretary accused of hypocrisy for spending £44,000 on office shower suite

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has had a £44,000 taxpayer-funded toilet and shower suite put in his new office after ordering £22billion NHS savings. He...