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GP ‘ghost patients’ in England to be investigated by NHS fraud squad

The NHS fraud squad is investigating GPs in England amid suspicions they are claiming for non-existent patients. Doctors get £150 a year for each patie...

Sure Start programme saved the NHS millions of pounds, study finds

Sure Start children’s centres delivered major health benefits for youngsters in the most deprived areas, reducing the number of people taken to hospital ...

Former high flying doctor spared prison despite spying on 15-year-old in shower

A former NHS doctor who spied on a naked 15-year-old girl taking a shower has avoided jail despite admitting doing it for his own sexual pleasure. Dr Jo...

Colluding drug firms “cost the NHS millions of pounds” over nausea tablets

Four pharmaceutical firms have been accused of illegally colluding to restrict the supply of an anti-nausea tablet, driving the price paid for it by the NH...

Three-quarters of food bought in UK hospitals is unhealthy, audit shows

Researchers have called for radical restrictions on junk food in UK hospitals after an audit of NHS health centres found that people overwhelmingly bought ...

NHS hospital foundation trust to take over three GP practices locally

An NHS foundation trust in Birmingham has taken over two GP surgeries and will soon run another from June. Great Bridge Health Centre and Lyndon Health ...

10 English NHS hospital trusts overspend by £850m, official figures reveal

Ten English hospital trusts clocked up combined overspending of £850m last year, as the NHS’s finances stayed perilously in the red amid prolonged auste...

Infected blood inquiry judge calls for more testing for hepatitis C in future

More widespread medical testing should be carried out to detect the “terrible disease” of hepatitis C and ensure it is eliminated faster, the judge cha...

Large care home group Four Seasons Health Care goes into administration

One of Britain's largest care home groups, Four Seasons Health Care, has gone into administration. Two of the holding companies behind the firm appointe...

Hospitals can save £420,000 a year on breakfasts, minister tells NHS

The government is calling on the NHS to reduce the amount of money it spends on food and drink, saying it could save £420,000 a year on breakfast products...

NHS non-disclosure agreements to end, vows Health Secretary

The health secretary has vowed to end the use of non-disclosure agreements that prevent would-be NHS whistleblowers speaking out. Matt Hancock said he w...