The NHS has declared that there will be a 50 per cent reduction in the number of hospital beds for people with learning disabilities and autism in England.

A new report published by Cancer Research UK has found that cancer patients in some part of the country have a better chance of survival than those in others.

Jeremy Hunt will announce ‘Ofsted-style’ ratings to exhibit the effectiveness of healthcare services such as cancer, mental health and diabetes.

A recruitment scheme, launched last year, offering sabbaticals and MBAs to GPs willing to work in under-staffed practices has been scrapped after it failed to recruit a single new GP.

A YouGov poll has found almost a quarter of British patients would be willing to pay for GP appointments, in particular, services such as physiotherapy and home support.

According to a survey conducted in the West Midlands, four out of five GPs in England are planning to cut back or stop practising in the next five years, half of those intending to quit all together.

An official ballot for junior doctors to vote on strike action will open on 5 November and run until 18 November, the BMA has announced.

A new government campaign is set to be launched to tackle the stigma surrounding metal health issues in teenagers.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has expressed concern regarding the ‘implication’ for the delivery of its 2016-17 inspection programme, after it was asked to cut central government funding by up to 40 per cent.

According to a survey led by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), a majority of hospital trust chief executives believe the government should continue with its plans to implement changes to the junior doctor contracts.

The British Medical Association (BMA) has advised MPs that overseas-trained doctors form an essential part of the UK’s medical workforce and ‘enhance the NHS’.

Dr Fiona Godlee, the editor of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), claimed that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has misrepresented a key study, which he used to back the case for more seven-day NHS care.

Health Education England (HEE) is providing funding to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to develop strategies and pilots for GP administrators in a bid to reduce the GP workload by an estimated 11 per cent.

Thousands of junior doctors could leave the NHS if the new contract being pushed by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is imposed on them, according to results from a recent survey.

In a bid to improve efficiency and save money, hospitals in England will be being given individual savings targets.

According to Adam Sewell-Jones, Monitor’s director of provider sustainability, trusts could benefit financially by making better use of their existing technology. 

Local GP leaders have given tentative support to the government's plans to introduce a new contract for larger practices.

Junior doctors marched across London in protest at planned changes to their contracts in England.


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