Representatives from Somerset LMC have proposed that the NHS 111 service should be abolished in its present form.

It has been an exceptionally challenging year for the NHS Foundation Trust (NHSFT) sector. Growing financial and operational pressures meant that key waiting time targets were repeatedly missed during the year, and the sector’s financial performance also deteriorated significantly.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) is to carry out new research on the need for, and use of, health and social care services among older people in the UK, and how these services interact.

A study conducted by Liverpool John Moores University warns that surveys based on ‘typical drinking’ have underestimated alcohol consumption figures by the equivalent of 12 million bottles of wine a week.

Services run by Barts Health NHS Trust, the largest NHS Trust in the country, have been labelled as ‘inadequate’ by CQC inspectors.

In a speech to health leaders in central London, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that tackling child hood obesity would be a priority for the NHS.

A report published by the Parliamentary and Health Ombudsman Julie Mellor, ‘Dying without dignity’, suggests that end of life care can be improved for approximately 355,000 people a year whose deaths can be predicted by medical staff.

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the BMA general practitioners committee (GPC), will use his opening speech at the LMCs Conference to denounce the governments plans to move towards seven-day service, claiming that they are ‘political pipe dreams’.

Stockport NHS Foundation, which runs Stepping Hill Hospital, has released a media statement regarding the guilty verdict of Victorino Chua:

In a speech at a GP centre in the Midlands, David Cameron is set to focus on the Conservative Government’s commitment to the NHS and pledge to deliver a seven day-a-week universal health service.

In a speech at a GP centre in the Midlands, David Cameron is set to focus on the Conservative Government’s commitment to the NHS and pledge to deliver a seven day-a-week universal health service.

Jeremy Hunt has been reappointed Health Secretary by David Cameron after last Thursday’s election victory for the Conservatives.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHNT) has apologised after approximately 850 patients were sent leaflets in error suggesting they might have cancer.

The first HIV self-test kit has gone on sale in the UK, allowing people to get results in 15 minutes without needing to await results from a lab.

GPs want more cuts in red tape to create more time for patient care, according to a major British Medical Association (BMA) survey.

The Health and Social Care Information Centre has released figures showing that recorded dementia diagnoses has increased by 24 per cent following the government’s implementation scheme in September, that paid GPs £55 for every recorded dementia diagnosis.

Sir David Nicholson, former Chief Executive of the NHS, has said that the NHS is scouring large deficits which will become more apparent later this year, and are facing a 'substantial financial problem'.

A British Medical Association (BMA) survey of more than 15,000 GPs in the UK has revealed that a third of doctors are considering retirement within the next five years, and a quarter are considering working part-time.

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