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An extra £500 million pledged by the First Minister for primary health care must be specifically invested in GP surgeries, doctors have insisted. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) said there had been "confusion" about whether the money - which Nicola Sturgeon announced in her speech to the SNP…
NHS trusts are expected to have seen a shortfall of as much as £750 million in the last financial year, a health chief has said. Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, said its estimates showed health organisations had failed to meet the £580 million deficit target set by the…
An extra £9 million of funding has been announced for hospital accident-and-emergency departments in a bid to help them meet waiting-times targets. Health Secretary Shona Robison pledged additional funding for this year as she insisted the Scottish Government is determined to bring down waiting-times further. Ministers want 95% of all…
Britain lags behind many of its European neighbours and ranks 30th in a global list of countries assessed for health care quality and access. Experts who analysed death-rate data from 195 nations judged the UK to be on a par with the Czech Republic and Portugal. The top-ranking country was…
Vacancies for jobs including scientists, nurses and other healthcare workers are lying unfilled for months, highlighting the shortage of skilled staff in the UK, a report reveals. Research by jobs site Adzuna found that a fifth of science jobs and one in 10 healthcare and nursing vacancies remain on offer…
Northern Ireland's Chief Nursing Officer, Professor Charlotte McArdle, has officially launched new guidelines for nurses on care after death. ‘Care of the Deceased Patient and their Family: A Guideline for Nursing Practice in Northern Ireland’, provides guidance to nurses and midwives working in any setting on how to achieve the…
Leading children's doctors have hit out at plans aimed at transforming the NHS in England, claiming they do not prioritise the health of youngsters. Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) have been created in 44 regions in a bid to revolutionise services while saving money in the face of an expected…
Jeremy Corbyn is promising an extra £37 billion for the NHS with measures aimed at improving A&E performance and taking one million patients off waiting lists. The Labour leader will blame the Tories for leaving the NHS vulnerable to the ransomware cyberattack and warn that another five years of Conservative…
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