The government will invest £143 million to improve children’s mental health services in England, which is a reduction from the £250 million that was expected.

A new private hospital is to become the first in the UK to offer proton beam therapy for cancer patients.

New draft guidelines have been released by NHS England, the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services that are designed to improve the care of people with learning disabilities and shift services away from hospital care towards community settings.

New draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) outlines that decisions on end of life care should be made by a team of doctors and that patients should be given more support.

The increasing workload for GPs in Britain could put patients at risk through misdiagnosis or wrong prescriptions, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has warned.

Labour leadership candidate and Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has responded to the recent petition calling for a vote of no-confidence in Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt by saying he will push for the debate to take place.

The NHS Constitution and Handbook to the Constitution have been updated to include a series of fundamental standards that the NHS must never drop below.

As it reaches nearly 200,000 signatures, the government has responded to the petition which calls for a debate of 'no confidence' in Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Eight new ‘vanguards’ will launch the transformation of urgent and emergency care for more than nine million people, NHS England has announced.

New findings from the National Audit Office (NAO) suggest that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has been forced to delay inspections due to a lack of adequate staff.

A petition calling for a vote of no confidence in Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has reached over 150,000 signatures since it was launched via on 20 July.

A report from the Health Foundation and the King’s Fund has called for an NHS ‘Transformation Fund’ that would require an additional £1.5 billion a year in funding on top of the £8 billion already promised by 2020.

A lack of care and forward thinking when discharging patients is putting patients at risk and costing the NHS up to £2.4 billion a year, with one million patients re-admitted as emergency cases within 30 days of discharge.

A report published by the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) has found that the NHS spends over £1 billion a year due to clinical negligence.

Speaking at the Kings Fund, health secretary Jeremy Hunt admitted his frustation at the BMA, and claimed that he has ‘yet to meet’ a doctor who is not in favour of weekend working.

BMA council chair Dr Mark Porter has responded vigorously to Jeremy Hunt’s interview with the BBC, in which the Health Secretary states the ‘Monday to Friday culture’ in parts of the NHS has ‘tragic consequences’ and is responsible for as many as 6,000 deaths each year.

The latest King’s Fund quarterly report suggests that most NHS organisations are facing a challenging financial situation with a deficit expected for the majority.

A study by Public Health England (PHE) has found that people with learning disabilities are regularly prescribed psychiatric drugs without a recorded diagnosis.


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