Councillors fear identity crisis following CCG merger

22.06.18: Members of one of Kent’s leading councils have voiced their concerns against an upcoming merger between CCGs in the area. Cllr Wendy Purdy (Con) and Cllr Teresa Murray (Lab) argued on Tuesday evening that Medway County Council could l...

Top NHS England boss to leave the organisation

22.06.18: NHS England’s chief financial officer will leave the post after 11 years. Paul Baumann CBE, who joined NHS London in 2007, and took up his current role in May 2012, managed the NHS finances “during one of the most financially ch...

Most urgent primary care services ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’

22.06.18: Over eight in 10 primary care services are providing good care, despite mounting work force and commissioning pressures, the CQC has said. A report released today by the commission shows that the majority of walk-in and urgent care centres...

Gosport scandal: ‘Blame culture’ must end says Hunt, practice ‘probably repeated elsewhere’

21.06.18: Health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt has hit back at claims from an expert on hospital mortality that the Gosport War Memorial scandal could be replicated elsewhere in the NHS. Prof Sir Brian Jarman, of the Dr Foster Unit...

Nine in ten believe NHS ‘at risk of collapse’ if funding stays same in next five years

21.06.18: A massive 87% of the population is concerned that the NHS could be “at risk of collapse” in the next five years if current levels of government funding continues, a new survey has found. A new study by the Independent Health Pro...