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Dilnot Commission proposal of social care cap to be scrapped, MPs told

A £72,500 cap on social care costs due to come into effect in England will be scrapped, a health minister says. The proposed cap on an individual's car...

Care home giant Four Seasons teeters on the brink of administration

A debt-laden care home chain with around 17,000 vulnerable residents is on the brink of collapse amid a row between its wealthy backers. Four Seasons He...

Neurology professor at St George’s calls for more organ donation after death of son

Professor Hannah Cock and husband Martin who donated their nine-year-old son's organs after his death are urging other parents to do the same. Alfie Sco...

Funding shortfall may force UK care homes to close, says watchdog

The UK care home market is grappling with an unsustainable £1bn-a-year funding gap that could spark a string of closures across the country, the competiti...

Hospital bosses delete Facebook post about Jeremy Hunt visit after staff brand him “an idiot”

NHS bosses were forced to take down a hospital’s Facebook post celebrating a visit by Jeremy Hunt – after staff reacted furiously in the comments below...

Two pharmaceutical companies will create 1,850 jobs in Manchester and London

Two pharmaceutical firms have said they will invest more than £1bn in the UK, creating about 1,850 jobs. MSD, known as Merck in North America, will sup...

Chancellor Hammond backtracked on funding after ‘fury’ at NHS boss’s demands

Philip Hammond backtracked on plans to give the NHS more money than it eventually got in the budget after reacting with “fury” to its boss Simon Steven...

Mother accuses surgeon of ‘sexism’ after letter praising husband for ‘manfully stepping in’

A mother has been left outraged after a 'sexist' surgeon said her husband had 'manfully' stepped in to take their daughter to a hospital appointment when s...

BMA GPC leader pours cold water on organising industrial action ballot

The BMA is unlikely to pursue industrial action in the form of mass list closures any time soon, the chair of its GP Committee has indicated. Speaking a...

Paradise Papers: Private equity firm made struggling care home operator take costly loan

Britain’s second biggest care home operator was made to borrow money through a very expensive loan from its private equity owner in a deal designed to ex...

NHS trusts accused of ‘backdoor’ privatisation over staff subsidiary firms

Health trusts have been accused of taking a first step towards privatisation by transferring the employment of support staff to new subsidiary companies. ...