Cash ‘ploughed into NHS’ to prevent change

Concerns have grown that money is being ‘ploughed’ into keeping the NHS running instead of delivering vital long-term changes.

Private healthcare company sends price lists to GPs

A private health firm has sent hundreds of letters to GPs setting out a price list of operations they could offer their patients.

One in five regularly miss GP appointments

One in five patients are regularly missing GP appointments in Scotland, with younger people the worst offenders, new research has found.

NHS Lothian A&E waiting times under-reported

Emergency waiting times at every acute hospital run by NHS Lothian have been under-reported, it has been found.

18 per cent drop in nursing applications

The number of students accepted onto nursing courses in higher education in 2017 was 28,620 - though there was an 18 per cent drop in the number of applications.

1.4 million people referred to NHS mental health therapy over last year

New data has revealed that over one million referrals to NHS talking therapies for depression and anxiety were made last year.

Mental health support to be offered in schools

Mental health services will be offered in schools as part of a transformation of the treatment of mental illness in young people.

NHS England launches consultation to simplify research arrangements

A consultation has been launched to simplify and standardise the process for getting research projects up and running in the NHS.

NIHR Lancashire Clinical Research Facility now open

The NIHR Lancashire Clinical Research Facility (CRF) has officially opened at the Royal Preston Hospital.

Derbyshire NHS trust first to support Armed Forces Covenant

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust has become the first in the county to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant.

Record drop in new HIV diagnoses

An 80 per cent fall in new diagnoses of HIV has been reported by Europe’s biggest sexual health clinic, 56 Dean Street.

Plans for Essex County Hospital site revealed

Ambitious plans to restore and redevelop Essex County Hospital into more than 100 homes once health services relocate to a £6.4 million centre have been announced.

£6.6 million energy schemes launched at Royal Bolton Hospital

A number of energy schemes are now in place at the Royal Bolton Hospital, bringing savings and sustainability.

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust ‘must review’ backlog of x-rays

The CQC has told Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust that it must take immediate action to ensure that patients’ x-rays are reviewed by appropriately trained clinicians.

Hunt orders NHS England bosses to stick to waiting time limits

The Health Secretary has rejected service chiefs’ public warning that meeting targets is impossible without current funding.

New standards to ensure patients with CHD receive best care

NHS England has set out plans to implement new standards that will ensure patients with CHD receive the best possible care.