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Only 12 per cent of GPs back NHS reforms

Confidence among GPs that the Government's NHS reforms will improve patient care has almost halved since they were first proposed, an opinion poll shows.

Bureaucrats return to lead doctors' groups

Two-thirds of the new bodies charged with running health services under the Government's controversial reforms have hired a bureaucrat, not a doctor, as their boss.

GPs' shares in private firms raise alarm

Swathes of senior GPs stand to profit from the Government's contentious NHS reforms through shares they hold in private medical companies, research has found, raising further concerns about potential conflicts of interest within the health system.

Kenneth Clarke addresses the Conservative Party Conference

Reoffending may rise under Ken Clarke's plans

Kenneth Clarke's plans to toughen up community orders by tracking offenders with high-tech ankle tags and ensuring every sentence is a punishment could increase reoffending, the Government's own impact assessment showed today.

Ian Rickman says gardening 'helped me learn to live again' after a stroke left him paralysed at age 40

GPs devise new treatment to beat depression. It's called gardening

The ‘green gym’ provides exercise, therapeutic relaxation ... and it’s dirt cheap, says top medic

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B&B and beyond: La Maison Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

With just five rooms modelled on different corners of the globe, this guesthouse offers an intimate stay, says Graeme Green

NHS reforms ‘will kill patients’, warns editor of ‘The Lancet'

Patients will die as a result of the Government's reforms to the NHS, the editor of a respected medical journal claimed yesterday.

Stuart Lancaster (left) and Nick Mallett are in the running to be England’s permanent head coach

It's got to be Lancaster! (Or should it be Mallett?)

Chris Hewett tidies up the remaining questions over who should land the England coaching job

Stuart Lancaster (left) and Nick Mallett are in the running to be England’s permanent head coach

So, should it be Lancaster or Mallett?

Chris Hewett tidies up the remaining questions over the England coaching job

Galileo blasts through launch problems

The first satellites in the EU's navigation system are in orbit, after years of wrangling over cost and security. By Mark Leftly reports
David Cameron and Nick Clegg on a visit to Guy's Hospital last year

Doctors bid to unseat 50 MPs in revenge over NHS bill

GPs to stand against top Lib Dems and Tories in 2015 general election as more than 240 medics launch national campaign in letter to The Independent on Sunday

Lost Memory Of Skin, By Russell Banks

The Causeway connects the Great Barrier Isles on Florida's Gulf coast with the mainland at nondescript Calusa City. Tucked underneath its concrete offramp is a shanty of tarps, tents and shelters lashed together from jetsam to house the specific flotsam of Calusa County, whose state ordinances dictate that sex offenders must not dwell within 2,500 feet of any location where children might congregate.

Lost Memory Of Skin, By Russell Banks

The Causeway connects the Great Barrier Isles on Florida's Gulf coast with the mainland at nondescript Calusa City. Tucked underneath its concrete offramp is a shanty of tarps, tents and shelters lashed together from jetsam to house the specific flotsam of Calusa County, whose state ordinances dictate that sex offenders must not dwell within 2,500 feet of any location where children might congregate.

Liberal Democrat peer Shirley Williams and deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, ahead of today's vote on the NHS reform bill

Liberal Democrat MPs rebel against Health Bill

A group of Liberal Democrat MPs yesterday defied the party whip and sided with Labour to oppose the Government's Health Bill in the House of Commons.

Lib Dems rebel against Health Bill

A group of Liberal Democrat MPs defied the party whip yesterday and sided with Labour to oppose the Health and Social Care Bill in the House of Commons.

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