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NHS England faces legal challenges over proposed changes to services


NHS England faces two High Court challenges to its proposed introduction of accountable care organisations (ACOs) in England, both arguing that the move is unlawful.Both legal actions are being...(image)

Government is not doing enough to improve children’s health, paediatricians warn


“Ineffective” and “short term” government strategies are failing to improve the health of children, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has said.In a report last year on the...(image)

Carillion’s toll on NHS


The collapse of the contractor Carillion has rekindled anxiety about the tentacles of private companies reaching deep into public services, including the NHS. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says that...(image)

Money to transform NHS services is diverted to reducing deficits, watchdog finds


Extra government money pledged by the government to help the NHS transform services has instead been diverted to reducing financial deficits, a report from the National Audit Office (NAO) has found.1...(image)

Public will have to pay {pound}220bn for PFI until 2040, NAO calculates


The UK’s main public spending watchdog has calculated that the public will have to pay almost £200bn for private finance initiative (PFI) schemes until the 2040s. A new National Audit Office report...(image)

UK women launch legal action against Bayer over Essure sterilisation device


Women in the UK are launching legal action claiming they suffered prolonged pain, abnormal bleeding, and other serious side effects after being fitted with the sterilisation device Essure. In...(image)