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Long hidden waits are leaving “mental health patients in limbo”

Patients with mental health problems are being left in limbo on "hidden" waiting lists by England's NHS talking therapy service, the BBC can reveal. The...

Hancock: “I’m in discussions with Treasury about removing pensions taper”

Health secretary Matt Hancock says he is in talks with the Treasury about removing the pensions tax allowance taper that the BMA says is responsible for sc...

Hospital waiting times at worst-ever level, latest target data reveals

Hospital performance in England is at its worst level on record, data shows. Key targets for cancer, hospital care and A&E have been missed for over...

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 ...