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.

Antoinette Sandbach, MP for Eddisbury in Cheshire, has criticised bereavement services in healthcare as ‘not good enough’, following an investigation into the support available.

Cancer death rates in the UK have dropped by almost 10 per cent over the past 10 years, according to new analysis by Cancer Research UK.

Over 40 per cent of hospitals are providing unsatisfactory end of life care to patients, according to data from the Care Quality Commission.

Amendments to the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 will ensure that ultimately responsibility for devolved health services will remain with the Health Secretary.

Doctors in Jersey are set to receive a pay rise of four per cent following BMA negotiations.

According to Pulse, applications for 2016 GP training have declined by five per cent compared to the previous year, suggesting the government may not be able to achieve its target of delivering 5,000 more GPs by 2020.

The National Autistic Society (NAS) has called upon the NHS to monitor the amount of time it takes for autism to be diagnosed.

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, British Medical Association (BMA) GP leader, has declared that increasing pressures on GPs in England and Wales could result in doctors failing patients and potentially providing unsafe care.

NHS Improvement chief executive Jim Mackey has praised staff at Wexham Park Hospital for making significant improvements to their services.

Sally Davies, England’s chief medical officer, has warned that people should take responsibility for their drinking, as UK figures show the rate of alcohol-related deaths is rising.

Salford Royal NHS Foundation has announced it has secured a £7m fund which will be used to upgrade the trust’s combined heat and power plant and switch lighting to LEDs, in a bid to save £2m in annual energy costs.

A £20,000 ‘golden hello’ will be given to 109 GP trainees working in areas with the lowest GP fill rates between 2013 and 2015.

NHS Blood and Transplant has saved £1.2 million since the introduction of its online booking system two years ago.


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