Conservative NHS policy

Brexit puzzle

Exclusive: NHS chiefs want latest no-deal plans from government

NHS chiefs have urged ministers to publish their up-to-date plans for a no-deal Brexit, in the wake of the release of Project Yellowhammer documents.

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Fears no-deal Brexit’s drugs stockpile could be sold off

Fresh concerns have been raised that drugs stockpiled for a no-deal Brexit could be sold off before the 31 October deadline unless ministers intervene.

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Government’s new training funding ‘not enough’

The chancellor today confirmed a real terms increase in the NHS education and training budget next year – but was warned this is “not enough to tackle the workforce crisis”.

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Trust resorts to piecemeal approach to 'position itself well' for capital funding bid

A teaching trust is considering slicing its £367m capital bid into a series of smaller projects in an attempt to “position itself well” for the next wave of government allocations.

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PM’s new health adviser says ‘ill-equipped’ NHS does not need ‘more money’

The prime minister’s new senior healthcare policy adviser believes that “more money is not the solution” to transforming the “hopelessly ill-equipped” NHS from “the monolith we have today”.

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Steep rise in summer A&E admissions amid record attendances

Admissions at major NHS emergency departments have risen six per cent in 12 months as total attendances hit 2.27m last month - the highest level since records began in 2010.

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Reality TV star and Hunt’s former aide appointed junior health ministers

Two new junior ministers, including one covering mental health, have been appointed to the Department of Health and Social Care.

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New health minister appointed

A new minister of state for health has been appointed, as prime minister Boris Johnson continued his government reshuffle yesterday.

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Hancock remains health secretary

The new prime minister has kept Matt Hancock as health and social care secretary despite making major changes to the rest of the Cabinet.

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Boris Johnson names ‘hospital upgrades’ as early priority

The new prime minister has made “hospital upgrades” a focus in his first speech as prime minister and ”ensuring the money for the NHS really does get the frontline”.

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Junior doctors vote in favour of new contract deal

Junior doctor members of the British Medical Association have voted in favour of changes secured to their contract deal, ending the long-running dispute with the NHS.

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BMA: Cut your workload for a higher pension

Consultants have been advised by the British Medical Association that they could obtain a significantly higher pension by cutting their hours.

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Pay deal row erupts between government and NHS England

A row has broken out between the government and NHS England over £50m funding for NHS staff pay.

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PM’s aide appointed as public health minister

One of Theresa May’s closest aides has been appointed as health minister for public health and primary care.

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EU healthcare qualifications to be recognised after no-deal Brexit

EU workers will have their qualifications and registrations recognised whether the UK leaves the EU with or without a deal, the health and social care secretary has announced.

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Government admits pensions policy a ‘disincentive’ to take on extra work

The public sector pensions policy is acting as a “disincentive” for senior clinicians to take on additional work, a health minister said in a Parliamentary debate today.

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New immigration laws could slash EU recruits by a quarter

New immigration laws proposed by the government could cut the number of EU healthcare professionals coming to work in the UK by more than 25 per cent, according to the government’s analysis.

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Health minister appointed Brexit secretary

Minister of state for health Steve Barclay has been appointed Brexit secretary today, in the wake of a string of resignations to hit the government as Theresa May unveiled her Brexit withdrawl deal with the European Union.

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Prime Minister announces new cancer strategy

The prime minister has announced a new cancer strategy for the NHS that will see patients diagnosed and treated faster to improve cancer survival rates.

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Hancock: Genomics project to sequence one million genomes

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has announced an expansion of the 100,000 genomes project, saying the NHS will sequence one million genomes within five years.