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Private health giant Spire reveals 20% profit hit after NHS funding cutbacks

19/09/2018Private health giant Spire reveals 20% profit hit after NHS funding cutbacks

NHS funding squeezes have hit private firm Spire Healthcare as it forecasted a large decline in annual profits. Spire Healthcare has unveiled a 20.6% decline in pre-tax earnings in the six m... more >
CQC takes enforcement action amid safety fears at Shrewsbury trust

06/09/2018CQC takes enforcement action amid safety fears at Shrewsbury trust

The CQC has decided to take “urgent enforcement action” against a trust that was last week embroiled in controversy after more cases of poor care were allegedly identified at its mate... more >
Campaigners lose High Court fight against Dorset service reorganisation

06/09/2018Campaigners lose High Court fight against Dorset service reorganisation

Campaigners have lost their High Court bid to put a stop to a proposed reorganisation to Dorset’s healthcare services. In a statement, Dorset CCG said it was pleased with the judge&rsq... more >
Foundation trust chief executive fired after disciplinary hearing

24/09/2018Foundation trust chief executive fired after disciplinary hearing

Ian Renwick has been dismissed as chief execu... more >
How are we faring in the fight against diabetes?

24/09/2018How are we faring in the fight against diabetes?

Almost 3.7 million people in the UK have been... more >
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Foundation trust chief executive fired after disciplinary hearing

24/09/2018Foundation trust chief executive fired after disciplinary hearing

Ian Renwick has been dismissed as chief executive of Gateshead Health NHS FT following a disciplinary meeting. Renwick had served in the role for 12 years, but was dismissed after a discipli... more >
Inquiry into NHS ‘tainted blood’ scandal opens into the death of thousands of victims

24/09/2018Inquiry into NHS ‘tainted blood’ scandal opens into the death of thousands of victims

The inquiry into the ‘tainted blood’ scandal which is estimated to have killed around 2,000 people who received contaminated blood transfusions has opened today in London. The pu... more >
How are we faring in the fight against diabetes?

24/09/2018How are we faring in the fight against diabetes?

Almost 3.7 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes and a further 12.3 million are at increased risk of getting type 2 diabetes. Without the very best care, support and treatmen... more >
NHS wins landmark drug ruling which could save millions of pounds

21/09/2018NHS wins landmark drug ruling which could save millions of pounds

The NHS has won a landmark legal battle which could save the health service “hundreds of millions a year” after defeating two international pharmaceutical companies. Novartis and... more >
Partnership forged between pharma body and academic health network in new five-year deal

21/09/2018Partnership forged between pharma body and academic health network in new five-year deal

A new five-year partnership aimed at accelerating the introduction and uptake of transformative biomedical innovations in the NHS has been agreed today between two key bodies in the pharma sector... more >

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How are we faring in the fight against diabetes?

24/09/2018How are we faring in the fight against diabetes?

Almost 3.7 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes and a further 12.3 million are at increased risk of getting type 2 diabetes. Without the very best care, support and treatment, this fast growing health crisis is set to affect more than 5 million people in the UK by 2025, wr... more >
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The Hospital Energy Project

19/09/2018The Hospital Energy Project

The Hospital Energy Project is an ambitious e... more >
Social media's role in health

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Dickson: Hancock finds an NHS in need of digital rebirth

19/09/2018Dickson: Hancock finds an NHS in need of digital rebirth

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GDEs: Never stop learning

19/09/2018GDEs: Never stop learning

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