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UK drug companies fined £260m for inflating hydrocortisone prices for NHS

The UK’s competition watchdog has imposed fines totalling more than £260m on pharmaceutical companies after an investigation found that they overcharge...

NHS hospital waiting lists in England at longest since records began

Hospital waiting lists in England are longer than at any time since records began and nearly 388,000 people have waited more than a year to start treatmen...

NHS England boss Simon Stevens to step down this summer

Sir Simon Stevens is to step down as head of NHS England and become a peer, the government has announced. After seven years in the job, he will leave h...

Anger at NHS plan to ‘privatise’ some of York Hospital’s A&E services

A petition has been launched protesting against the ‘privatisation of York Hospital’s emergency department’. According to York MP RachaelMaskell,...

Romania’s hero doctor taken to Belgium for treatment for severe burns

Romanian doctor who suffered severe burns after trying to save Covid-19 patients from a hospital fire has been taken to Belgium for treatment. Dr Catal...

Government fails to publish details of £4bn Covid contracts with private firms

The government has failed to publish any information about £4bn of Covid-related contracts awarded to private companies, in what appears to be a continui...

NHS will be ‘unable to cope’ if Covid infection rates continue to rise

The NHS will be unable to cope if coronavirus infection rates across the country continue to rise, medical leaders have warned. Dr Helen Stokes-Lampar...

Anaesthesia precautions for Covid-19 may be unnecessary, study finds

Thousands of patients may be facing unnecessarily long waiting times for surgery because of a misplaced assumption about the Covid-19 risk posed to health...

Matt Hancock says Covid test error “should never have happened”

The health secretary has said a technical glitch that saw nearly 16,000 Covid-19 cases go unreported in England "should never have happened". The error...

Muslim medics called “terrorists” and told to “go back to your country”

Muslim NHS workers have revealed the disgraceful Islamophobia they face from their own patients, with taunts about being “terrorists” and being told ...

Oxford and AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine trial is put on hold for safety

Phase 3 trials for the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca have been placed on a hold after a 'serious adverse event'...