Approximately 1,000 nurses from outside of the European Union have been rejected by the Home Office with a further 1,000 nurses expected to apply to work in the UK in the next six months, says NHS Employers.

Parliament has decided against debating a vote of no confidence in Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, despite a petition attracting 220,000 signatures.

A new deal being finalised could give NHS patients in Kent the option to go to France for a number of procedures and treatments.

Former Minister for Community and Social Care Norman Lamb has been appointed as the chair of a new West Midlands commission on mental health.

Monitor, the health sector regulator, has launched an investigation into the financial sustainability of the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) will cut funding for 16 drugs currently used to treat 27 separate treatments, from 4 November.

A report published by the National Children’s Bureau has found wide variations based on location in the health of children under the age of five, including obesity levels tooth decay.

As new figures on ‘weekend deaths’ are published, medical chiefs have said that the case for improving hospital care at weekends in England is ‘simply unassailable’.

Speaking at the NHS Innovation Expo in Manchester, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced his plans for a more connected NHS, making better use of technology to provide patients with online access to their GP record.

NHS England has released new guidance that seeks to transform urgent and emergency care through a redesign of services.

A new support service will be launched for NHS workers to offer health checks and improve the wellbeing of staff.

The NHS is looking to recruit 200 US physician associates (PAs) with an annual salary of £50,000 as a part of the new ‘National Physician Associate Expansion Programme’.

The Department for Education (DfE) has appointed the first ever mental health champion for schools to help raise awareness of young people’s mental health.

In a bid to improve relationships between practices and inspectors, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is changing the organisation of its inspection process.

NHS staff and other public sector workers have been warned that the one per cent pay rise promised to public sector staff is not guaranteed.

Five million people in Britain are at risk of developing type two diabetes due to increasing levels of obesity and sedentary lifestyles, warns Public Health England (PHE).

NHS staff will be forced to declare all gifts and hospitality received from drug companies or face prosecution and the possibility of jail time, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.

NHS England has announced that it will keep Grimsby GP practice with from closing, despite its latest CQC inadequate rating.

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