Junior doctors began their first strike in 40 years at 8am on 12 January.

Only 12 per cent of GPs would consider signing up to the new voluntary seven-day access contract, according to a survey conducted by Pulse.

Student nurse and midwives took to the streets of London on 9 January in protest of government proposals to cut the NHS student bursary.

Prime Minister David Cameron is set to announce a £400m funding boost for mental health services as part of a £1 billion investment.

GPs who have had their directed enhanced services (DES) payments withheld and have met the minimum standards for avoiding unplanned admissions will

NHS England has announced the results of its survey suggesting that the proportion of patients who rate their overall experience of their GP surgery as good remains high at 85 per cent, but has showed a slight decline overall.

A cross-party commission to review future funding and structure of health and care services in England, will be proposed in the House of Commons by former minister Norman Lamb on 7 January

A rising number of GPs under the age of 50 are leaving the UK general practice due to feeling ‘unsupported and vulnerable to burnout’, an NHS England-commissioned study has found.

New figures published by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has shown more than 10,000 nursing posts in London have been left unfilled.

A scheme launched by health organisations in Cornwall to tackle the problem of hospital bed blocking actually saw numbers rise by 60 per cent in a year.

A 10 year study has found wide variation in emergency treatment for patients with blocked coronary arteries.

Salford Royal’s Sir David Dalton has been appointed by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to engage with junior doctors on behalf of the government in an attempt to avoid planned strike action.

After talks between the British Medical Association (BMA) and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to end the contract dispute broke down, three junior doctor strikes have been planned to take place on the 12 and 26 of January, as well as 10 February.

NHS spending on management consultants has fallen by £42 million in the last year, according to figures from NHS Improvement.

NHS bosses have been directed to create a plan to ensure the ‘sustainability and quality’ of general practice next year.

The performance of every care home in England can now be compared on NHS website, My NHS which allows users to leave ratings and reviews so others can assess the services.

17,000 patients in Scotland have failed to show up to medical appointments at least five times in the last year.

Hospitals have been criticised over the money generated from parking fees, after a freedom of information (FOI) request revealed some trusts are making more than £3 million a year.

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