Trusts drop court appeal for business rates discount

A group of NHS trusts have now abandoned their legal battle to get a £2.35 billion refund on business rates paid by hospitals.

Photo: West Midlands Ambulance Service

West Midlands Ambulance Service has teken delivery of two fully electric operational manager response cars.

Sussex hospitals merger approved

The landmark merger of Western Sussex Hospitals and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals has been given the green light.

Second dose milestone as 2.5 million get follow up jab

More than 25 million people have been vaccinated against coronavirus, with the number of people receiving their second dose reaching a new weekly high.

Collaboration vital to restoring NHS cancer services

Improving long-term cancer outcomes is only possible if the entire UK cancer community comes together in partnership, says new report.

£500m confirmed for mental health recovery plan

Patients suffering from mental health issues will benefit from expanded mental health services backed by £500 million of government funding.

£43m of investment needed for youth addiction services

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is calling for £43 million of investment into youth addiction services to prevent lifelong addiction.

New Office to level up the nation’s health

The new Office for Health Promotion will lead national efforts to improve and level up the health of the nation.

30 million receive first dose of coronavirus vaccine in UK

More than 30 million people in the UK have received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to latest figures.

New Digital Hardware Framework to save up to £250m

NHS SBS has launched the Digital Workplace: Hardware framework, offering technologies across a range of end-user IT Hardware products and services.

Government must urgently address health inequalities

The government must urgently address health inequalities that have worsened in the pandemic, says the BMA.

Record number of NHS doctors and nurses

There are record numbers of NHS doctors and nurses working in England, according to their latest statistics.

£8bn plan to help health service recover all patient services

The NHS is accelerating the delivery of operations and other non-urgent services as part of a £8.1 billion plan to help the health service recover.

Those eligible urged to book vaccination appointment

Stephen Powis has called on anyone who qualifies for a jab, but has not yet received one, to book an appointment in the next few days before slots dry up.

Pay rise announced for NHS Scotland staff

The Scottish Government has offered a pay rise for NHS Scotland Agenda for Change staff, representing a four per cent increase compared to 2020/21.

Timothy Ferris appointed Director of Transformation

NHS England and NHS Improvement have appointed Dr Timothy Ferris as Director of Transformation.

Transformation of 21 social prescribing sites

NHS Property Services recently announced the transformation of 21 social prescribing sites across England, to celebrate Social Prescribing Day.

NHS Wales publishes decarbonisation plan

NHS Wales’ decarbonisation plan to tackle climate change has been published, with £16 million being provided by Welsh Government.

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