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Health Secretary Hunt brushes off concerns around GP mass resignation

Jeremy Hunt has brushed off the threat of GP mass resignations while defending the Government’s austerity policies. Asked by Pulse whether he is worri...

NHS boss says promise of £8bn in extra funding may be far from enough

The boss of the NHS has told Jeremy Hunt that the health service may need closer to £21bn extra over the next few years, far more than the £8bn ministers...

North Middlesex hospital A&E facing closure on safety grounds

An A&E unit has been threatened with closure on safety grounds for the first time in the NHS’s history, amid fears that its 500 patients a day are at...

Key hole knee operations are no better than painkillers, says leading surgeon

Many knee operations conducted by keyhole surgery are no more effective than painkillers, according to a leading surgeon. Professor Andrew Carr said the...

Woman banned from every hospital after pretending to be a medic is spared jail

A mother-of-four who was banned from every hospital in the UK after being caught posing as a doctor twice has avoided jail. Sarah Caine, 30, admitted sh...

Islamic State group recruit practising NHS doctor to their ranks

An NHS doctor left his family in the UK and joined the Islamic State militant group in Syria, the BBC has learned from leaked IS recruitment papers. Iss...

Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough hospital trusts to merge to save £9m

A hospital trust formerly run by a private company is to merge with another NHS trust in a bid to save £9m. Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Peterborough Ci...

Dangerous Zika virus may reach Europe this summer, WHO warns

The Zika virus could spread to Europe this summer, although the likelihood of an outbreak is low to moderate, the World Health Organization has said. Ar...

Deal on junior doctors’ contracts ‘nearly there’ after progress in talks

Hopes are rising that the bitter NHS junior doctors dispute could soon be over, with an announcement expected on Wednesday that peace talks have produced a...

Patient waits for an operation post a cancellation hits 10-year high in England

More than 5,000 NHS patients in England were not treated within 28 days of their operation being cancelled in the year to April - the highest figure for 10...

Unprecedented vacancies for foundation year training following junior doctor dispute

There are 300 vacancies for F1 training posts in England this year after they were oversubscribed in 2014 and 2015, which doctors’ leaders have blamed on...