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.
This originally ran in the Daily Mail on 15 December. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: As a parent, nothing is more scary than when your son or daughter is ill. As you sit with a small, feverish child you inevitably …
The 'drill and fill' culture among some dentists may soon be at an end as professionals are instead paid to prevent cavities.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has today announced major plans to drastically reduce infections in the NHS in an urgent bid to save lives and improve patient safety.
A rapid support team which will be on call to respond to urgent requests from around the world to to help tackle disease outbreaks at source has been announced by the government.
A drive to ensure people’s experiences of dementia are heard and acted on has been launched today by care minister David Mowat. People with dementia and their carers will have an opportunity to voice their opinions in a national survey.
The National Audit Office (NAO) has today published its report on the Department's work to help the NHS increase the costs recovered from treating overseas visitors between September 2015 and August 2016.
The UK Government has today given its formal backing to Dr David Nabarro, a British national who is in the running to become the next Director-General of The World Health Organization (WHO). Dr Nabarro, an international public servant and health …
Plans to modernise community pharmacies and ensure a better quality service for patients have been announced by the government today (20 Oct).
Response to the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) about our proposals for community pharmacy funding.
The CQC has today published its State of Care report, an annual assessment of the quality of health and adult social care in England.