A survey produced by the British Medical Association (BMA) has revealed that nine out of ten GPs find the ten minute consultation standard currently in place inadequate for patient care.

GPs in Wales will administer vaccinations against meningitis B to all babies in the country following £7.7 million of funding announced by the Welsh government.

Council leaders have said that a proportion of VAT raised from the sales of sugar filled drinks should be channelled into health schemes attempting to tackle obesity.

Large parts of health board and council budgets are merging in an effort to change the way care is organised across Scotland, as the Public Bodies Act carries reforms to the NHS in the country.

Following the first round of recruitment, around 30 per cent of GP training places remain unfilled, leaving certain areas of the country with 65 per cent vacancy rates.

Two of the largest public service pension schemes in England and Wales are to be reformed, changing how pensions are calculated for those on the schemes.

New guidance encouraging mental health patients and service users  to register in order to vote in the upcoming general election has been launched by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Central and North West London NHS Trust.

A series of studies published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has examined the association between air pollution and health, determining that air pollution is linked to a higher risk of stroke.

Schools across the UK are to receive new advice to improve the understanding and teaching of mental health, in an attempt to tackle the stigma surrounding the subject in schools.

In an attempt to remove discrimination and prejudice around mental health, sports bodies are joining the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation.

The voluntary and community sector (VCS) grants, as announced by the Department for Education, will for the first time fund mental health services as an individual component in its £25 million funding injection.

A new Kings Fund report into Acute hospitals has detailed their achievements and outlines recommendations for government policy makers.

The extra £1.25 billion that will be spent on mental health services for children and new mothers, as announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, has been confirmed in Chancellor George Osborne's Budget address.

Two families who have been diagnosed with rare conditions as part of a project at Newcastle Hospitals and University, are to receive full, effective treatment following an analysis of their genomes.

The government, major pharmaceutical companies and Alzheimer's Research UK are due to invest $100 million (£68 million) in the Dementia Discovery Fund.

Barts Health NHS Trust, the countries largest NHS hospital trust, has been placed into special measures following an investigation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Mental health services are set to receive £1.25bn of funding in next week's budget, with the main intention of providing better care for more than 100,000 young people.

A new website created by researchers at the universities of Bristol, Manchester, Oxford and University College London has been launched to help bridge the gap between healthcare professionals and patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.


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