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Black doctors were the least likely to secure consultant, specialist or trust doctor roles in 2012

Ethnic doctors far less likely to reach senior posts in NHS

White doctors are three times more likely to be picked for senior hospital jobs than doctors from ethnic minorities, an investigation has found.

Outgoing chief executive of NHS England, Sir David Nicholson

Competition in NHS is harming efforts to improve patient care, says outgoing chief Sir David Nicholson

Hospitals being held back from making changes that make 'perfect sense from the point of view of patients'

Labour Party conference: Andy Burnham warns of American-style NHS under Coalition

Shadow Health Secretary also attacked ministers for criticising the health service because they wanted to make it easier to introduce privatisation

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Treatment could benefit those with early-stage breast cancer facing the intensive treatment

Sexual education is a basic right, Gove. So let's stop thinking of it as a fruity optional extra

It’s vital that we make SRE – including a proper education about women’s autonomy, rape, and consent – a statutory part of the curriculum

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General Medical Council drops cases against four Mid Staffs doctors

Legal advisors said there was 'no realistic prospect' of securing a finding against them

Driver arrested as 'around 20' people injured after school bus and lorry collide near Kendal

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World Alzheimer Report: Global number of dependent older people will nearly treble to 277m by 2050 - with almost half suffering from dementia

The number of dependent older people in the world will nearly treble to 277m by 2050, according to a new report, with almost half of those suffering from dementia.

Jeremy Hunt announced 'robust' new failure regime for 11 NHS trusts with some of worst death rates

More hospitals are likely to be exposed for inadequate care standards, warns Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt announces 'robust' new failure regime for 11 NHS trusts with some of worst death rates

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Cost of abandoned NHS IT system to hit £10bn

Taxpayers will continue paying the price for bungled electronic patient record programme, say MPs

Economist John Appleby said hospitals had to choose – make cuts or maintain standards

NHS 'will not make £20bn savings' to stay in budget, say senior managers

Most senior NHS managers are no longer confident they can make the £20bn of savings needed to keep the health service in budget and able to pay for the growing cost of patient care.

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