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Reaction: PM’s speech on extra NHS funding and better long-term planning

Professor Russell Viner, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health “The Government’s commitment to a long-term plan is a much-d...

Prime Minister poised to boost NHS budget by up to £6bn a year

Theresa May is poised to increase the NHS’s budget by up to £6bn a year in a bid to capitalise on its impending 70th birthday and rescue the beleaguered...

Thousands of UK visa applications by doctors refused, figures show

More than 2,300 visa applications by doctors looking to work in the UK have been refused in five months, official figures show. There were 3,597 request...

Furness hospital baby deaths: Midwifery council criticised over speed of response

Avoidable deaths occurred at a hospital while regulators took too long to act on concerns about midwives, a report has said. Eleven babies and one mothe...

NHS doctor avoids jail for importing illegal drugs “in order to cope with A&E”

An NHS doctor who smuggled party drugs into Britain has escaped jail after he claimed he bought them to cope with the 'stress' of working in a hospital A&a...

Breast scan error “shortened up to 270 lives”, Health Secretary admits

Up to 270 women in England may have died because they did not receive invitations to a final routine breast cancer screening, the Health Secretary Jeremy H...

200 GPs working for GP at Hand online app as 40,000 NHS patients apply

Babylon, the company behind the GP at Hand online app, now has 200 GPs on its roster, it has been revealed. This includes GPs working across its private...

NHS England faces first legal challenge to plans for Accountable Care Organisations

NHS England faces a legal challenge to its plans to overhaul how the health service operates, which critics say are unlawful and could lead to patients bei...

Thousands of patients with mental health conditions 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...