An independent review of children’s cardiac services in Bristol has concluded that parents were ‘let down’ by poor quality of care.

Nearly a quarter of all deaths in England in Wales in 2014 were from causes considered ‘potentially avoidable’, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

A study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has criticised the widespread media coverage of controversy over statin use, claiming up to 200,000 patients may have quit the drug, which could pose significant risks to their health.

Public Health England (PHE) has issued advice reiterating the importance for elderly people to receive their vaccinations against shingles, in order to protect them against developing the illness.

Official statistics have shown that a number of hospitals in Scotland are missing cancer treatment waiting times.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has admitted that he is 'seriously considering' running for Prime Minister on a ticket pledging a second Brexit vote.

NHS Tayside must cut spending by up to £175 million in just five years, a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers has revealed.

A finance report by NHS England has led to accountant believing that its primary care budget may have been underspent by £163 million last year.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has declared it is introducing a new payment by instalment option, to give nurses and midwives greater flexibility when paying their annual registration fee.

The General Practitioners Committee (GPC) has launched ‘Quality first’, an online guide to advise GP practices on how to manage increasing workloads and work ‘at scale’ by networking or federating with other practices.

Charity Alcohol Concern has pointed out in a study that the incidence of alcohol marketing has increased as a result of the Euro 2016 football tournament.

Mark Porter has been re-elected as council chair of the British Medical Association for a further year.

The rumoured £350 million that the UK currently spends every week to the EU is unlikely to be spent in its entirety on the NHS, Farage says.

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) has warned that GPs are working in an ‘unforgiving climate of blame’, as a result of having to deal with pressure from litigation and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The British Medical Association (BMA) has called for the government to issue a ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places because of the potential risks involved in passive vaping.

The Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) has published a report calling on the government to ban children from being allowed to order takeaways to their school.

Practices where patients report relatively good access to GP services have fewer patients admitted to hospital for asthma attacks, a study has found.

Doctors have warned that the NHS is stuck in an ‘endless winter’, leaving hospitals in a state of chaos and struggling to cope.


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