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Fax machines: NHS still reliant on ‘archaic’ technology with thousands still in use

Hospitals are still reliant on "archaic" fax machines with thousands still in use, a survey shows. Senior doctors said the continued use of the outdated...

Countess of Chester Hospital: Woman held in baby deaths probe

A "healthcare professional" has been arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies and attempting to kill six others at a hospital. Cheshire Police sa...

Gosport hospital deaths: Drugs scandal ‘may be happening elsewhere’

An expert on hospital mortality data has said scandals such as the deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital could be being replicated elsewhere in the NHS. ...

Richard Branson’s Virgin private health firm wins £2m after suing the NHS

Richard Branson’s healthcare firm has pocketed £2million of public money by suing the NHS. Virgin Care took High Court action after losing out on an ...

Prime Minister poised to boost NHS budget by up to £6bn a year

Theresa May is poised to increase the NHS’s budget by up to £6bn a year in a bid to capitalise on its impending 70th birthday and rescue the beleaguered...

Thousands of UK visa applications by doctors refused, figures show

More than 2,300 visa applications by doctors looking to work in the UK have been refused in five months, official figures show. There were 3,597 request...

Furness hospital baby deaths: Midwifery council criticised over speed of response

Avoidable deaths occurred at a hospital while regulators took too long to act on concerns about midwives, a report has said. Eleven babies and one mothe...

NHS doctor avoids jail for importing illegal drugs “in order to cope with A&E”

An NHS doctor who smuggled party drugs into Britain has escaped jail after he claimed he bought them to cope with the 'stress' of working in a hospital A&a...

Breast scan error “shortened up to 270 lives”, Health Secretary admits

Up to 270 women in England may have died because they did not receive invitations to a final routine breast cancer screening, the Health Secretary Jeremy H...

200 GPs working for GP at Hand online app as 40,000 NHS patients apply

Babylon, the company behind the GP at Hand online app, now has 200 GPs on its roster, it has been revealed. This includes GPs working across its private...

NHS England faces first legal challenge to plans for Accountable Care Organisations

NHS England faces a legal challenge to its plans to overhaul how the health service operates, which critics say are unlawful and could lead to patients bei...