Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has given a statement to Parliament regarding the introduction of the new junior doctors’ contract, after the BMA rejected the government’s final offer to end the dispute.

The British Medical Association (BMA) has rejected the government’s final offer to settle the junior doctor contract dispute in England.

According to a survey conducted by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), recruitment agencies are struggling to find enough nurses and doctors to fill hospital shifts since the introduction of hourly pay caps.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that £4.2 billion of the government’s investment in the NHS budget, will be earmarked for IT projects.

The number of young doctors applying to become specialists has dropped to a new all-time low, according to a report from the Guardian.

The second junior doctors’ strike, organised by the British Medical Association (BMA), has begun, with almost 3,000 operations being cancelled due to the walk out.

A report published by Natural England has reviewed the benefits and outcomes of green care as a therapeutic treatment for reducing anxiety, stress and depression.

Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health have launched a new campaign that aims to highlight the role of support workers in the NHS.

The West Midlands ‘super-practice’, the Modality Partnership, is expected to expand across England following approaches from other practices.

A survey conducted by NatCen Social Research has found that there has been the biggest ever rise in public dissatisfaction regarding the NHS.

According to the Independent Commission, chaired by ex-NHS chief executive Lord Nigel Crisp, the practice of sending mentally ill adults in England long distances for care services is unacceptable and must end.

A review has been launched to look at ways to improve the use of information technology (IT) in the NHS.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has accused the British Medical Association (BMA) of being ‘totally irresponsible’ amid the continued dispute regarding the junior doctors’ contract.

More than £4 billion worth of funding has reportedly been set aside to improve the use of technology across the NHS.

70 per cent of patients would be willing to pay a £10 fee for missing a scheduled GP appointment, according to a survey commissioned by Astellas Pharma.

According to Pulse, around 300 vulnerable practices across the UK could receive a share of the £10 million fund pledged by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Merseycare NHS Mental Health Trust is working with US researchers to develop an app designed to support people’s mental health and prevent suicide attempts.

According to a report conducted by Lord Carter, hospitals must standardise procedures, increase transparency and work more closely with NHS trusts to save money.


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