A survey carried out by Pulse has revealed that just under half of GPs would, if given the choice, opt out of the national Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) deal in favour of a contract negotiated locally with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

Agency and contract staff costs for Foundation Trusts have soared up by £300m last year, according to a report by foundation trust regulator Monitor.

People from outside the EU who seek help from the NHS are to be charged 150% of the cost, Ministers have announced.

A prominent British doctor is suggesting people should only work four days a week to reduce their stress levels.

A new briefing published by the NHS Confederation's Mental Health network (MHN) says that health professionals in contact with women during pregnancy and early motherhood should be trained to identify and treat mental health problems.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has bought back one of its hospitals from the private consortium paid to build and run it, saving a reported £67 million in the process.

New figures published by Public Health England (PHE) show that more people are taking up the opportunity of an NHS Health Check, with a 9.5 per cent rise in 2013/14 from the previous year.

Doctors rejected calls to charge patients for GP visits at the British Medical Association's annual GP conference in York.

The Chancellor has approved major upgrades for hospitals in Brighton and Cambridgeshire, it has been announced.

The meningococcal B (MenB) will be introduced to the childhood vaccination programme, the Department of Health has announced. This follows independent advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Staff at Liverpool's Blood and Transplant depot are receiving training towards the compulsory Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualifications.

The NHS Standard Contract, which is used for all services commissioned by CCGs, is to include a section requiring GP practices to name a counter-terrorism lead, Pulse magazine has revealed.

The Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM) has launched a new education programme in partnership with BPP University School of Health.

A study recently published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine has  found that GPs and hospital doctors frequently fail to detect the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said that
millions more people should be taking cholesterol-reducing statin drugs to lower
their risk of heart attacks and strokes.


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