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Private surgery for NHS patients increases threefold under Conservative government

The number of NHS patients having surgery in private hospitals has trebled since 2010, sparking accusations that for-profit companies are benefitting from ...

Head of NHS voices “serious concerns” about homeopathy and its flaws

The chief executive of the NHS has expressed his “serious concerns” about homeopathy, claiming the practice is “fundamentally flawed”. Simon Ste...

NHS doctor may leave UK over refusal of visa for mother to remain

A leading children’s psychiatrist plans to quit the NHS and move to Australia because of the Home Office’s “almost callous” refusal to let his moth...

One in five NHS doctors “suffers or witnesses” sexual harassment

One in five doctors has been sexually harassed or witnessed it at work, with offences including explicit text messages or emails or being groped, propositi...

Three US hospitals turn normal patients away as ransomware strikes

Three US hospitals have been forced to temporarily close their doors to "all but the most critical new patients" following a ransomware outbreak. "A cri...

Chief Executive of troubled NHS Trust resigns saying “life is too short”

Siobhan McArdle, of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said the personal cost of being a CEO in the NHS is "just too high" and has resigned. She...

Rees-Mogg apologises after comparing no-deal NHS consultant to anti-vaxxer

The leading Brexiter Jacob Rees-Mogg has apologised after comparing a consultant who helped draw up no-deal medical plans to the disgraced anti-vaxxer Andr...

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...