Labour criticises ‘fire sale’ of NHS hospital assets

Labour has accused the government of selling off valuable hospital assets to help plug a hole in NHS finances.

Thousands of patient follow-up letters not sent to GPs

A computer system issue has meant that tens of thousands of hospital appointment follow-up letters have not been sent to GPs.

Hundreds more people are surviving heart failure

Improvements in patient care mean that hundreds more people are surviving heart failure, a new study has found.

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust shows improvement

CQC has found that the services provided by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust at Torbay hospital have improved.

NICE approves three quarters of the Cancer Drugs Fund

NICE has approved three quarters of the CDF, meaning that patients are getting faster access to cancer drugs.

Pharmacy service to save NHS £517.6 million

A scheme launched by the Department of Health in 2011 will save NHS England £517.6 million in the long-term.

Nurses have potential to transform future care

The Chief Nursing Officer for England has said that nursing leadership can transform future care.

Drugs to prevent bone fractures because of osteoporosis could be offered to thousands

NICE has published new guidance on the use of drugs called bisphosphonates for preventing bone fractures in people at increased risk.

Extra 500 medical school places in England

An additional 500 medical school places in England have been confirmed by the government for next year.

NHS hospitals to be assessed on resource use from the autumn

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and NHS Improvement have confirmed that they will be reviewing how effectively trusts are using their resources.

Midland Met Hospital £850,000 contract with Innova

Innovate Care Concepts has announced that it has won a £850,000 contract to supply hoisting systems to the new hospital in Birmingham.

Hepatitis B vaccine rationed amid global shortage

UK health officials are temporarily limiting who can have a hepatitis B vaccination because they are running low.

Teddington Memorial Hospital ‘providing a good service’

The CQC has found improvements at Teddington Memorial Hospital in west London, following an unannounced inspection.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust must make urgent improvements

The CQC has told Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust that it must make urgent improvements to the quality of healthcare.

Bolton GP rated ‘outstanding’ by CQC

The CQC has found the quality of care provided by Bolton General Practice to be ‘outstanding’ following a June inspection.

Scotland’s A&Es hit target third week in a row

Performance across Scotland’s accident and emergency departments was above the 95 per cent target during the final week of July, for the third week