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“NHS patients are dying in back of ambulances stuck outside hospital”

People are dying in the back of ambulances and up to 160,000 more a year are coming to harm because they are stuck outside hospitals unable to be offloade...

PM Johnson outlines new 1.25% health and social care tax to pay for reforms

A new health and social care tax will be introduced across the UK to pay for reforms to the care sector and NHS funding in England. Boris Johnson said ...

Government gives NHS extra £5.4bn funding to deal with Covid backlog

The NHS in England will get an extra £5.4bn over the next six months to respond to Covid-19 and tackle the backlog caused by the pandemic, the government...

UK vaccine watchdog expert sceptical about booster jabs for all adults

The UK’s vaccine watchdog is to decide on Thursday which vulnerable groups will be given booster shots against coronavirus, but it is expected to rule o...

Hospital transmission played significant role in spread of Covid-19, study finds

A major analysis of the spread of Covid within hospitals has shown a massive gulf in ability to contain the virus during the first wave. Overall, more ...

Dido Harding to step down as controversial chair of NHS Improvement

Dido Harding has announced that she is stepping down as chair of NHS Improvement in October, bringing to an end a tenure during which she often hit the he...

Union calls for privately employed NHS staff to get pay increase

Cleaners, porters, catering assistants, security guards and other health staff employed by private companies should receive the same pay rise as NHS staff...

Respected GP and “fearless defender” of NHS dies suddenly at 73

Leading political figures and medics have paid tribute to a respected GP and “fearless defender” of the NHS, who died on Monday aged 73. Prof Kaila...

Anti-vaxxers: Speech comparing NHS medics to Nazis condemned

A speech at a protest rally that likened NHS nurses and doctors to Nazis executed after World War Two has been condemned by health leaders. The Metropo...

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...