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Pfizer fined record £84.2m for overcharging NHS for anti-epilepsy drug

Drugs giant Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2m by the UK's competition watchdog for overcharging the NHS for an anti-epilepsy drug. The Competition ...

NHS whistleblowers ‘gagged and blacklisted’, says petition group

NHS whistleblowers face being “fired, gagged and blacklisted” while disclosures go uninvestigated owing to the healthcare regulator’s lack of powers ...

Run the NHS and social care like John Lewis, says Frank Field

The NHS and social care would be run by a John Lewis-style mutual organisation and funded by higher national insurance contributions, under a radical shake...

Seven-day GP opening had ‘no impact’ on emergency admissions or out of hours

Extending access to routine general practice across seven days had ‘no demonstrable impact’ on either emergency admissions or out-of-hours services, NH...

Doctor wins appeal over shaken baby syndrome trials evidence

A doctor barred from practising over evidence she gave in criminal trials involving so-called shaken baby syndrome has had her licence reinstated. Dr Wa...

Surgeon jailed over patient’s death wins appeal against conviction

A surgeon who served a jail sentence over the death of a patient at a private hospital has won an appeal against his conviction. David Sellu, 69, was co...

Hapless IT worker is “out of the office” after sending test email to entire NHS

A hapless IT worker who crashed the NHS email server after she sent a 'test' message to 1.2 million people has gone to ground today. Roslyn Learmond, fr...

Married GP who spent six months in jail for groping breasts cleared at retrial

A married GP who spent six months in prison for groping a teenager's breasts at a walk-in centre has been cleared at retrial after arguing that it was a 't...

Senior Tories join NHS chiefs in call for increased social care funding

Philip Hammond is being urged by senior Tories to give the crumbling care system a double boost in his autumn statement, amid growing alarm that social car...

NHS England has power to fund Prep HIV drug, Court of Appeal decides

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the NHS in England has the power to fund a drug which prevents HIV infection in people at high risk of the virus. NHS...

NHS England proposes hospital ban on sugar-sweetened drinks

NHS England is proposing to ban sugar-sweetened drinks from hospital vending machines and restaurants, in a dramatic attempt to curb obesity that goes beyo...