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NHS leaders look to overhaul four-hour A&E maximum wait target

NHS bosses are considering a shake-up of A&E care that could lead to patients with only minor ailments no longer being guaranteed that they will be tre...

NHS replaces highest-spend drug with £300m cheaper alternative

The NHS is set to make a record-breaking saving after reaching deals with manufacturers on low-cost “biosimilar” versions of its most expensive drug, a...

Inspectors widen review into troubled NHS maternity unit for the third time

More than 200 families have raised concerns about a hospital at the centre of a baby death scandal. The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS trust has confirmed 2...

Capita’s cervical cancer screening blunder hits 50,000 NHS patients

Almost 50,000 women have not received information on cervical cancer screening after the NHS contractor Capita failed to send out letters. The problem, ...

Next generation of surgery students “losing the dexterity to stitch patients”

A professor of surgery says students have spent so much time in front of screens and so little time using their hands that they have lost the dexterity for...

Coroner accuses consultant of using risky experimental cancer treatments

A cancer doctor linked to ten deaths continued to practise for six years because hospital chiefs ignored up to 40 warnings about him, an inquest heard. ...

Nepalese doctor who’s lived in the UK for 16 years to be deported

A Nepalese NHS doctor who has lived in Britain for almost 16 years faces deportation after being told to take her ‘skills and experience’ back to her h...

One in four evening and weekend GP appointments unused, research reveals

Research suggesting that one in four evening and weekend GP appointments in England are going unfilled has been described as “shocking” by critics of t...

Healthcare professional becomes third person infected with monkeypox in England

A medical worker has become the third person diagnosed with monkeypox in England, less than a month after the infection first appeared in the country. T...

NHS cancer hospital may have to delay treatment due to staff shortages

An NHS cancer hospital may have to make patients wait to undergo chemotherapy, or reduce the amount of treatment that dying patients receive, because it ha...

Top GP issues mental health warning as 400 doctors die by suicide

Professor Clare Gerada has called on the Government to improve support available to doctors, amid data showing over 400 doctors died by suicide in just fou...