New regulations requiring all hospitals to check upfront whether patients are eligible for free NHS treatment will be in place within months under plans to recover the cost of health treatments provided to patients not ordinarily resident in the UK.
The Times today ran a story claiming that 'thousands of pharmacies face closure in £170m funding cut. Click 'read more' to see the DH and Chief Pharmaceutical Officer statements.
The NHS will create 100,000 apprenticeships – almost seven times the current number - across the country by 2020, offering opportunities to thousands of young people who wish to pursue a career in the health sector.
The Chief Medical Officer has responded to a letter on the new alcohol guidelines from Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, President-Elect of the Royal Statistical Society. The text of her letter is below.
The HSJ has reported on a leaked letter from Sir David Dalton, the lead negotiator for government and NHS employers on the junior doctors' contract. Here's our response.
In the urgent question on 16 December I committed to publishing the consultation on infected blood scheme reform in January. I am therefore pleased to be here today to announce the launch of that consultation.
The fight against cancer will receive a significant boost after the first patients with the condition were recruited to the main phase of the UK’s revolutionary DNA-sequencing project, Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman MP has announced.
Life Sciences Minister George Freeman MP has been looking at how the use of Formula 1 technology and data is helping to drive forward a revolution in developing new healthcare technologies to benefit patients.
Jeremy Hunt outlines the Department's intention to ease pressure on GPs through increased funding and streamlined CQC inspections.
The British Medical Association has today announced that it has postponed next week's planned strike by junior doctors.
Alistair Burt, Minister of State for Community and Social Care, writes about the new scheme by Manchester Primary Care Partnership in an article on gov.uk