Heartbroken relatives of a grandmother who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances outside a hospital have demanded an apology from health bosses.
Trusts could lose their share of the £250m elective fund if they do not perform increased numbers of patient procedures, the chief executive of NHS England has warned.
Only 10 trusts have made use of rules introduced under the government’s health reforms to seek permission to raise their prices above national ‘tariff’ rates - and most of those applications have been rejected.
The coming financial year will be a ‘transition’ period with few new national requirements so the NHS ‘can focus on core aspects’ such as financial sustainability and waiting time targets, NHS England has indicated.
NHS England has begun consultation on a new set of standards for congenital heart disease services, in the latest chapter of the long-running debate on the future of children’s cardiac surgery.
PERFORMANCE: London Ambulance Service Trust has announced it will cut the number of emergency calls that receive an ambulance response by 15 per cent, in response to staff shortages and rising demand.
More needs to be done to help poor women through pregnancy, experts have said, after new research found that they have a worse experience than better-off mothers-to-be.
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Alcohol, smoking and poor childhood diets are among public health issues that should be targeted by the next government, doctors have said.
The Royal College of Physicians has warned politicians that a “crisis of care” in NHS hospitals can “only be avoided by a significant increase in health funding”.
Accident and emergency department performance has deteriorated in recent weeks while planned activity failed to increase in July, according to new data.
The needs of dying people and their families are being “ignored” by many local health bodies, two charities have warned.
More needs to be done to ensure people who suffer from asbestos-related cancer are seen by specialist doctors, a new report has suggested.
Politicians should never again surprise the public with election time policy shifts on the NHS, the shadow health secretary has said
The chief executive of one of England’s most high profile trusts has said the government did not understand the NHS when it came to power, and that recent health service reforms have created ‘a bureaucratic monster’.
A huge, previously unreported waiting list of more than 90,000 patients has been revealed by one of England’s most troubled trusts. It comes amid an intense national drive to tackle politically sensitive waiting targets.
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