High Court rejects ‘hostile environment’ policy challenge from Windrush man who was refused cancer treatment

10.12.18: A member of the Windrush generation who was refused cancer treatment has lost a legal challenge against NHS regulations that make people who cannot prove British residency pay for treatment. A High Court judge has refused the attempt to bri...

Nine out of 10 NHS trusts revealed to have asbestos in hospitals

10.12.18: An investigation has found that nine out of 10 NHS trusts say they have hospitals containing asbestos. Of the 211 trusts who responded to FOI requests, 198 admitted that they ran hospitals which contained the hazardous material. The BB...

‘Archaic’ and ‘absurd’ fax machines banned across the NHS

10.12.18: The NHS has been banned from buying fax machines by the health secretary who has ordered a complete phase-out of the outdated machines by April 2020. Taking effect from January 2019, NHS trusts will instead be required to invest in new tech...

Major IT supplier agrees to pay NHS millions of pounds over service failures

07.12.18: A multimillion-pound settlement deal has been reached between NHS Digital and EMIS Group after the private IT supplier admitted to providing misleading information about the quality of its service. In a market announcement, EMIS Group confi...

Hancock announces £1bn of extra funding for upgrades to NHS facilities

07.12.18: An extra £963m of funding for 75 projects to improve health facilities across the NHS has been announced by Matt Hancock, with mental health and integrated care services amongst those receiving upgrades. As part of the funding, the he...