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Funding gap widens between mental and physical health despite parity of esteem pledge

The gap between spending on NHS acute hospitals and NHS mental health providers widened further last year, according to a new report from The King’s Fund...

NHS is “haemorrhaging” nurses as patient demand continues to rise, figures reveal

One in 10 nurses is now leaving the NHS in England each year, figures from NHS Digital show. More than 33,000 left the NHS last year, creating staff sho...

New study will examine the funding needs of health and care systems going forward

A comprehensive study into the funding needs of the UK’s health and care systems for the next 15 years has been initiated. The NHS Confederation has b...

Hospitals tell Jeremy Hunt to increase NHS budget now or face consequences

The pressures the NHS is currently facing from rising demand should be seen as “a watershed moment” by the government and prompt a re-think on its leve...

Jeremy Hunt re-appointed Health Secretary in cabinet re-shuffle with extended brief

Jeremy Hunt has been re-appointed Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in the Prime Minister's cabinet reshuffle. It is a role he has performed...

New figures show NHS in “precarious position” to meet demands of next three months

Winter has hardly started for the NHS despite the apparent crisis and release of more damning statistics. This is the conclusion of one leading health e...

NHS England tells trusts to defer elective work and concentrate on the front door

NHS England has told hospitals to delay elective procedures and routine outpatient appointments to concentrate on emergency care. Up to 55,000 non-urgen...

Shortage of interventional radiologists compromising quality of NHS care, says college

An NHS-wide lack of interventional radiologists means that some patients are having to undergo major operations because they cannot access the minimally in...

Doctors’ leaders warn against removal of Working Time Regulations from NHS

Medical leaders have written to the Prime Minister warning her against removing the Working Time Regulations (WTR). It follows rumours circulating aroun...

Supply of new doctors into the NHS failing to keep pace with demand, GMC warns

The supply of new doctors into the UK’s medical workforce has failed to keep pace with demand and the NHS is facing a “crunch point”. These are th...

Prevention of inpatient falls has improved but further change is needed, report says

While the prevention of inpatient falls across hospitals in England and Wales has improved slightly, many patients are still not receiving the required ass...