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Department of Health to cut 650 jobs to reduce costs by 30 per cent

Non-senior staff numbers at the Department of Health will fall from 1,800 to 1,200-1,300 by April 2017. Staff at three London offices will move to a sin...

Jeremy Hunt ordered to delete ‘highly inappropriate’ tweet over manslaughter trial

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt was ordered to delete  a "highly inappropriate" tweet he sent during the manslaughter trial of a woman who died hours after h...

First NHS trust trial for corporate manslaughter over Caesarean death halted

A doctor and hospital trust have been cleared of the manslaughter of a woman who died hours after a Caesarean birth, following a landmark trial's collapse....

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt apologises for NHS failings over baby death

England's Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the NHS will learn from serious failings that led to the death of a one-year-old boy. William Mead, from Cor...

Students from wealthy backgrounds dominate UK medical schools, report says

A disproportionate number of medical students in the UK come from the most affluent homes and neighbourhoods, a survey of nearly 33,000 applicants has foun...

NHS has the west’s most stressed GPs with relentless workloads, survey reveals

The NHS has the most stressed GPs by western standards, as a result of relentless workloads, endless bureaucracy and the shortest amount of time spent with...

Pharma ‘cash call’ to government for the development of new antibiotics

More than 80 pharmaceutical companies have called on governments to develop new ways of paying them to develop antibiotics. In a joint declaration, at t...

Patient who raped NHS employee in a hospital toilet jailed for 12 years

A patient who filmed himself raping a female employee in a hospital toilet has been jailed for 12 years. Liam McCarthy, 25, 'grinned' as he strangled th...

CMO Dame Sally Davies calls on juniors to suspend NHS strike action

Junior doctors should suspend Tuesday's strike action over pay and conditions while talks continue, the chief medical officer for England has urged. Dam...

Only one anonymous complaint about a doctor has led to GMC action in two years

Only one anonymous GMC complaint has led to a sanction imposed on a doctor in the past two years. Data provided by the GMC showed that out of 438 anonym...

Justin Bieber backs NHS Choir song ‘A bridge over you’ for Christmas number one

Justin Bieber has publicly backed the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir to be this year's Christmas number one. Both artists are currently in a close rac...