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NHS staff crisis deepens as 40% of GPs take early retirement or cut hours

Four in ten GPs have taken early retirement or slashed their hours because of a pensions crisis in the NHS. Campaigners warned last night the crisis is ...

NHS and local authorities to have legal duty to prevent knife crime

NHS trusts, local councils and police forces are to have a legal duty to help prevent and tackle serious violence, including knife crime. Under plans be...

National death toll nears 300 in Australian flu epidemic with young and old effected

A Melbourne family say they are heartbroken after a 13-year-old girl died from the flu late last week, as the national death toll nears 300. Crystal-lee...

NHS consultants can refer patients to private hospitals in which they have a stake

Almost 400 NHS consultants own shares in private hospitals to which they refer patients, exposing them to a potential conflict between their income and pat...

NHS doctor arrested over string of drunken incidents keeps job after apology

A doctor who carried out a string of violent and drunken attacks over a three-year period has been allowed to keep her job after making a grovelling apolog...

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 ...