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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 ...

10 English NHS hospital trusts overspend by £850m, official figures reveal

Ten English hospital trusts clocked up combined overspending of £850m last year, as the NHS’s finances stayed perilously in the red amid prolonged auste...

Infected blood inquiry judge calls for more testing for hepatitis C in future

More widespread medical testing should be carried out to detect the “terrible disease” of hepatitis C and ensure it is eliminated faster, the judge cha...

Large care home group Four Seasons Health Care goes into administration

One of Britain's largest care home groups, Four Seasons Health Care, has gone into administration. Two of the holding companies behind the firm appointe...

Hospitals can save £420,000 a year on breakfasts, minister tells NHS

The government is calling on the NHS to reduce the amount of money it spends on food and drink, saying it could save £420,000 a year on breakfast products...

NHS non-disclosure agreements to end, vows Health Secretary

The health secretary has vowed to end the use of non-disclosure agreements that prevent would-be NHS whistleblowers speaking out. Matt Hancock said he w...

Male doctors at BMA accused of sending female medics unsolicited naked pictures

Female doctors have accused senior members of the British Medical Association of sending unsolicited naked pictures and joking about women’s bra sizes, a...

Dossier reveals ‘petty tortures’ of NHS trainee doctors denied leave

Trainee doctors have been denied leave despite experiencing stillbirth or having a child or partner in intensive care, a dossier of young medics’ “brut...

NHS losing staff in record numbers over long hours, research reveals

Record numbers of burnt-out NHS staff in England are quitting because they are fed up with spending too much time at work and not enough at home with their...

Patients operated on at night “at greater risk of complications or dying”

Patients who have surgery overnight are much more likely to develop serious complications than those operated on during the day, a study has found. Pote...

NHS trust chief executive warns of no-deal Brexit medicine delays

NHS trusts could "quickly run out of vital medicine" in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the chief executive of a leading hospital group has warned. Dr Da...