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Almost half of EU doctors seeking work in the UK failed to prove English skills

Nearly half of all EU doctors who sought work in the UK in the past year were turned away because they failed to prove their English was good enough, the m...

New standards revealed to try to resolve heart surgery reconfiguration row

New proposals have been put forward in an effort to resolve a long-running row about the congenital heart surgery in England. The latest review, which h...

Robotic surgery linked to at least 144 deaths in the US, new study finds

A study into the safety of surgical robots has linked the machines' use to at least 144 deaths and more than 1,000 injuries over a 14-year period in the US...

“We get paid less than a Pret A Manger manager despite doing 9 years of work”

A furious junior doctor's open letter to David Cameron has been shared online almost 150,000 times after the Government announced plans for 7-day NHS servi...

More mental health patients being sent ‘hundreds of miles’ for care

The number of mental health patients in England who had to travel away from their local area to get care has risen by almost a quarter over the past year, ...

Many NHS hospital patients complain of ‘lack of dignity’ in wide-ranging survey

A fifth of people in hospital in England are not always treated with respect and dignity, according to a wide-ranging survey of NHS patients. Analysis o...

Proposal to fine NHS patients £10 if they miss hospital appointments

A £10 fine for patients who frequently miss NHS hospital appointments in Wales would be introduced by the Conservatives if they win power at next year's a...

Stevens: We must consider alternatives to list-based general practice

The practice-list based model of general could be replaced in future under plans for reorganising primary care, the head of the NHS in England has told a c...

Private health lobby advised on NHS hospital reconfiguration review

The authors of a major report on changes to NHS hospitals failed to declare that a lobbying network for the private healthcare industry was on its advisory...

NHS to reveal true cost of missed appointments to patients

Patients who miss appointments will be told how much they have cost the NHS, the health secretary has revealed. Jeremy Hunt also said he did not have a ...

New NICE cancer strategy “could save thousands” of lives if GPs adhere

About 5,000 lives could be saved each year in England if GPs follow new guidelines on cancer diagnosis, the health watchdog NICE says. Its experts say t...