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Fresh abuse allegations against disgraced TV and radio presenter Jimmy Savile have been made in relation to 12 NHS Trusts. The NHS Legacy Unit, which provides oversight of NHS investigations into alleged abuse by Savile on health premises, has passed on information from victims and the Metropolitan Police to the…
New standards to ensure everyone in Wales receives the same level of high-quality care from the Welsh NHS have been unveiled by the Welsh Government. The new standards, which are subject to a 12-week public consultation, set out what NHS Wales needs to do to demonstrate it is doing the…
The NHS in Scotland is facing significant pressures from increasing demand for services, while also striving to achieve challenging performance targets and working within tightening budgets. NHS in Scotland 2013/14, published today by Audit Scotland, reports on the performance of the health service and its plans for meeting future needs.…
The government has recently launched the MyNHS website, which brings together a variety of important health and care system transparency data. Visitors to the site will be able to find links to existing data on patient safety, efficiency, service quality, public health, social care commissioning and hospital food standards, all…
THE NHS is at a crossroads and needs to change and improve as it moves forward. That is the message from NHS England’s Chief Executive Simon Stevens as a Five Year Forward View for the NHS was launched. As the Forward View document was published, Mr Stevens told an audience…
Almost 10 million NHS admissions in England over a year were related to alcohol, new figures have revealed. Alcohol Concern said the health service was facing an "intolerable strain" from people drinking too much as it published a new online map to measure alcohol harm across the country. Figures released…
Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has launched the new website Making Prudent Healthcare Happen, with 15 chapters designed to stimulate debate about the impact they can have on the provision of health and social care across Wales. Speaking at the Welsh Public Health conference as he launched the…
Hospital patients could be asked to pay for their "bed and board" if funding does not match increasing demand, a top health service manager has warned. Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents NHS commissioners and providers, said the health service would have to make "tough choices".…
Carers will be given better support if Labour wins next year with funding for breaks and annual health checks, shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has revealed. In a key note address welcomed by a series of warm standing ovations, Mr Burnham detailed his vision for a new combined social care…
A psychologist wept yesterday as she told an employment tribunal she thought about suicide because of bullying she allegedly suffered at work. Dr Hayley Dare has taken a case against West London Mental Health NHS Trust claiming she suffered detriment after whistleblowing over alleged poor patient care and bullying of…
Ed Miliband put the NHS at the heart of his general election pitch today, promising to boost funding by soaking mansion owners, tax dodgers and tobacco firms. The Labour leader used his final conference speech before the crunch poll to set out a bold 10-year plan for creating a "world…
Politicians in the Yes and No camps have clashed over NHS funding in a debate before Scotland's youngest generation of voters. The BBC's Big, Big Debate in Glasgow's SSE Hydro venue was attended by thousands of 16 and 17-year-old's representing every secondary school in Scotland. Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative…