Serious doubts have been cast over the reliability of NHS waiting times figures, after the Government’s financial watchdog identified “inconsistencies” in the way that hospital trusts measure and record data.
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Professor David Nutt wants to do scientific research into illegal drugs. What's so nutty about that?
Monday 08 April 2013
The erstwhile drugs tsar's wants more freedom to conduct scientific research into the medical properties of drugs. It isn't all that radical, so why isn't Government listening?
Eric Pickles condemns 'under-the counter pay-offs' as £14m bill for gagging orders for 5,000 axed civil servants is revealed
Wednesday 03 April 2013
200 staff in Whitehall and 4,562 in local authorities signed 'compromise agreements'
Monday 25 March 2013
Student nurses will be made to work for up to a year as junior healthcare assistants if they want to receive NHS funding for their nursing degrees, the Government will announce today.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Cameron U-turn over drink pricing
Tuesday 12 March 2013
David Cameron failed to restate his faith in the minimum pricing of alcohol today, heightening fears among doctors that he has ditched the policy.
Friday 08 March 2013
Too many middle-of-the-road hospitals are “hitting targets but missing the point”, the Health Secretary is to warn.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Ministers could announce plans to introduce plain packets for cigarettes later this year, reports suggest.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Charity warns 80 per cent of people in care have condition
Sunday 17 February 2013
Leading charities say disabled adults are in danger of being forgotten in the social care debate after the Health Secretary's statement last week failed to allay their fears of a £1.2bn deficit in disability funding.
Monday 11 February 2013
Pensioners’ leaders tonight condemned the Government’s plans to limit care home bills for the elderly as “tinkering around the edges” of much-needed change.
Sunday 10 February 2013
Millions of working Britons will need to take out insurance to pay for their care in old age in addition to saving for a pension, under government plans.
Monday 21 January 2013
Hospitals are "very bad places" to care for frail, elderly patients and new ways must be found to treat them in the community, the new independent head of the NHS has warned.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
It has been denounced as 'euthanasia by the back door'. Now specialists in palliative medicine are defending its use
Sunday 06 January 2013
Hospital managers who preside over failings that lead to patient deaths should face dismissal, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said today.
Friday 04 January 2013
More funding for training and surveys of friends and family will help improve nursing standards this year, the Prime Minister said today.
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