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Only one in four people supports the Government's controversial health reforms, according to a trade union study today.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley had a very different vision for NHS reforms but the version that is going through is being supported by the Prime Minister, despite widespread opposition

Should David Cameron wash his hands of Lansley's NHS reform Bill?

Even the Health Secretary is unhappy with how the Health and Social Care Bill now stands. But the PM seems determined to plough on in a way that, critics say, typifies his style in office

How 'The Independent' reported the story yesterday

Health Bill poll by Royal College of GPs 'did not represent all members'

Two senior members of the Royal College of GPs have expressed concern that its public opposition to the Government's health Bill was not approved by the organisation's governing council.

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A search was under way today for a British passenger who apparently went overboard from the world's biggest cruise ship in waters near Mexico.

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'Whatever the technology, real-time locating systems are all about triangulation'

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Mark Piesing looks at the contenders hoping to plot a fresh navigational path.

'300 jobs threatened' at NHS Direct

Up to 300 frontline staff at NHS Direct could lose their jobs as the service tries to cut costs, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said today.

Stepping Hill NHS Hospital in July

Steve Richards: The looming chaos of NHS reform

Here is a scene from the recent past that becomes baffling in the light of what followed. During the Conservative leadership contest in 2005, David Cameron had a private meeting with the MP John Redwood in an attempt to secure his support. As any candidate does in these circumstances, Cameron highlighted areas of common ground. Then he paused and said to Redwood: "I must be honest with you. I am sure you want to reform the NHS but I am not going to touch it."

ANDREW LANSLEY: The Health Secretary’s Bill aims to devolve power to frontline GPs

Crunch time for NHS reforms as opposition strengthens

Britain's royal medical colleges will face intense pressure this week to join the growing clamour from doctors, nurses and MPs for the Government to drop its NHS reforms.

ANDREW LANSLEY: The Health Secretary’s Bill aims to devolve power to frontline GPs

Doctors and nurses seek royal medical colleges' support to fight NHS reforms

Britain's royal medical colleges will come under intense pressure this week to join the growing clamour from doctors, nurses and MPs for the Government to drop its NHS reforms.

Health chiefs plan for epidemic during games

Preparations are being made to deal with a possible epidemic of infectious disease during the London Olympics, with officials concerned at the prospect of an outbreak of unusual illnesses.

England's James Anderson bowls on day one of their first tour match in Dubai

Broad fires but England stopped in their tracks

Fast start for Strauss's men but docile pitch may be taste of things to come

GPs' salaries 'are set to rise by 25%'

Doctors' pay will rise by more than 25 per cent to reach an average of £130,000 a year under NHS reforms, it was claimed last night.

Mike Farrar heads the NHS trusts body

A quarter of hospital patients 'should be discharged'

One in four NHS hospital patients would be better off treated at home, the head of the NHS trusts organisation has said.

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