The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that planned increases to council tax will not generate enough money to cover the rising cost of social care.

According to a review conducted by Sir Stephen Bubb, of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, the treatment of some people with learning disabilities in hospitals and care homes is ‘intolerable’.

The NHS 111 helpline may not be ‘safe and effective’ for diagnosing illness in young children, leading paediatrician Professor Neena Modi has warned.

Transgender people face waiting times of up to 18 months of an initial consultation with a specialist, according to a report from the BBC.

A new contract agreed by the government, NHS England and the British Medical Association’s (BMA) General Practitioners Committee will see a one per cent pay rise for GPs.

NHS Regulator Monitor has called upon NHS providers to take more action in improving their operational and financial performance.

A new trial launched by Public Health England (PHE) and the Behavioural Insights Team, has found that writing to GPs about their antibiotics prescribing has resulted a direct savings of £92,000 in the cost of unnecessary prescriptions.

According to a report conducted by Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum, a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks in the UK could prevent 3.7 million people becoming obese over the next decade.

NHS Employers has announced a new incentive to attract medical graduates to specialise as general practitioners, offering a pay premium of £8,200 annually while on placement, aimed at ensuring the ‘current level of pay is matched in the new system’.

Three wards at Leicester’s Royal Infirmary have closed following an outbreak of swine flu, where 14 cancer patients were diagnosed with the H1N1 strain of influenza.

NHS trusts’ across the UK are forecasting a budget deficit of around £2.3 billion, according to the latest quarterly monitoring report from The King’s Fund.

Over 1,000 ‘never events’ have been recorded in the NHS in England over the last four years, according to an analysis from the Press Association.

Poor coordination between health and care services in the UK are likely to cause problems for patients, a new report from the Health Foundation has warned.

Pulse has reported that, as part of a letter to hospital bosses, Health Education England (HEE) has warned that implementation of the national contract will be a ‘key criterion’ when deciding on training post ‘investment’, suggesting those that delay the measure could lose funding.

England and Wales have seen a large jump in the number of deaths per year, the biggest in a generation, a public health expert has warned.

Cancer Research UK has warned that the number of people being diagnosed with cancer each year has risen by 12 per cent, since the mid 1990s.

Nearly one million Londoners could face losing their GP as increased workforce pressures are leading to practice closures, Londonwide LMCs has warned.

An inquiry has been launched into the NHS 111 non-emergency helpline, after reports found staff without sufficient medical training were answering urgent phone calls.

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